Rameshwar Rathotsav at Akeri in Kudal Taluka of Sindhudurg District in Maharashtra



Rameshwar Rathotsav is observed in Magh month. It is the important fair and chariot festival at the Rameshwar Temple at Akeri in Kudal Taluka of Sindhudurg District in Maharashtra. The shrine is located around 13 km south of Kudal town. Rameshwar Rathotsav 2017 date is February 26.

The annual fair and festival attracts hundreds of devotees. A lavishly decorated wooden chariot is pulled through the village on the day. It contains the utsava murti of the Lord Shiva. The chariot is decorated with flowers, leaves, plantain, sugarcane, lamps and lights.

Thousands of people arrive to witness the chariot majestically moving through the village.

Rameshwar Rathotsav is held on Magh Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day in Magh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.