Birdev Yatra at Top Village in Hatkanangle Taluka of Kolhapur District in Maharashtra



Birdev Yatra at Top Village is annually observed in Chaitra month. The yatra is an important festival at the Birdev Mandir at Top Village in Hatkanangle Taluka of Kolhapur District in Maharashtra. The shrine is dedicated to Birdev, Gram Devata. Top Village Birdev Yatra 2017 date is March 31.

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 Top Village is observed on Chaitra Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon Chaitra month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.