Madhavpur (Ghed) is a small but culturally significant village in state of Gujarat, India. It lies on the seashore, close to Porbandar. According to folklore, Krishna married Rukmini at Madhavpur after first kidnapping her. This event is memorialised with a temple dedicated to lord Madhavrai and by an annual fair held in the village. Madhavpur also has one of the meditation centers of Osho, where prominent Osho sanyasi Swami Brahm Vedant resides and gives lectures daily. At present time he is making canals for drinking water with the help of other Osho Sanyasis for Madhavpur village.
Madhavpur is the site for a 15th centuary temple of Madhavraiji who is a form of Lord Krishna. The original temple has been badly damaged by attacks by Muslim invaders, however a ruined structure is still present and gives idea of original undamaged temple. A newly constructed temple is used for worship now adjacent to the old one.
Every year, for three days from day of Ram Navmi, a cultural fair is organized mainly on the background of religious belief of Krishna getting married to Rukmini. A colorful chariot is decorated and idol of Krishna is placed in the chariot and a procession proceeds through the village as a part of celebrating the event of Krishna's marriage.Village people throws colors at each other as part of celebration and also involves joyful dancing.
Madhavpur is also culturally significant due to one of the seats of Shri Vallabhacharya who is founder of one of six major schools of hinduism. The seat, called as Bethak or more respectably, Bethakji is one of the 84 Seats of vallabhacharya.