Shankarling Chariot Festival at Sankeshwar – Shankarling Rathotsav at Sankeshwar in Karnataka

Shankarling chariot festival or Rathotsav is observed in Magh month. The annual fair and festival is observed at the Shankarling temple (Shankarling Math) located at Sankeshwar. The shrine is located around 19 km from Hukkeri in Karnataka. Shankarling Rathotsav 2017 date is February 6.

Thousands of people participate in the annual chariot pulling festival. The shrine is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Numerous rituals and pujas are held during the occasion.

Fireworks and colorful procession are part of the festivities.

The shrine is decorated beautifully with flowers, lamps and lights for the occasion.

Shankarling chariot festival is held annually on Magh Shukla Paksha Dasami tithi or the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Magh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar in Karnataka.