Birdev Yatra at Mangaon in Hatkanangle Taluka of Kolhapur District in Maharashtra



Birdev Yatra at Mangaon is annually observed in Chaitra month. The yatra is an important festival at the Birdev Mandir at Mangaon in Hatkanangle Taluka of Kolhapur District in Maharashtra. The shrine is dedicated to Birdev, Gram Devata. Mangaon Birdev Yatra 2017 date is March 30.

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

Birdev is the family deity of the Shepherd community from Maharashtra, Telangana, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

The main ritual includes processions, palkhi and offerings to Vitthal Birdev.

Hundreds of people participate in the yatra and festivities. The temple remains open during the entire day and different rituals take place.

Birdev Yatra at Mangaon is observed on Chaitra Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon Chaitra month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.