Yashwant Baba Rathotsav or Chariot Festival is annually observed in Phalgun month. It is dedicated to Yashwant Baba, a sant in the great Bhakti tradition in Maharashtra. The chariot festival is held at Mayani near Khatav in Satara District. Yashwant Baba Rathotsav 2017 date is March 25.
Yashwant Baba led a simple life and taught people the value of humility and simplicity. He spread the message of harmony and truth.
The Samadhi or the final resting place of the saint is located at Mayani.
The chariot festival attracts hundreds of followers of the great saint.
Yashwant Baba Rathotsav is observed on Phalgun Krishna Paksha Dwadashi tithi or the twelfth day during the waning phase of moon in Phalgun month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.