Kalubai Mandhar Devi Temple Paush Purnima Festival

Kalubai Mandhar Temple is located at Mandradev in Satara District in Maharashtra and is dedicated to Kaleshwari Devi. In 2014, Kalubai Mandhar Temple Paush Purnima Festival is on January 16. On the full moon day in Paush month (January – February), a major festival takes place here and is attended by thousands of devotees. Kaleshwari Devi is an incarnation of Goddess Shakti and is a hugely popular deity in this region of Maharashtra.

Kalubai Mandhar Temple is located atop a mountain – 1200 m high.
On Paush Purnima more than 200,000 people gather at the temple. Devotees offer green colored saree to Kaleshwari Devi on the day.
Some devotees also perform animal sacrifices. This is a bad practice still existing in rural India and the temple authorities and government should not encourage it.

Kalubai Mandhar Temple is about 18 km from Wai and 120 km south of Mumbai.