Somnath Palkhi Utsav is annually held on Shivratri day in Magh month. It is held at the Somnath Temple located at Masale Chaudhari in Solapur in Maharashtra. Somnath Palkhi Utsav 2017 date is February 24. The mandir is dedicated to Shiva.
This annual jatra and festival attracts hundreds of devotees. People also flock to the fair and festival organized during the period.
The shrine is decorated for the occasion with lamps, lights, leaves, flowers etc for the occasion. Food donation is also held on the occasion.
Various rituals are performed during the period.
Somnath Palkhi Utsav at Masale Chaudhari is observed on Magh Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon in Magh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.