Bhairavnath Yatra at Shrivardhan in Raigad District in Maharashtra

Bhairavnath Yatra at Shrivardhan is observed in Chaitra month (March – April). It is the annual fair and festival at the Bhairavnath Temple at Shrivardhan in Raigad District in Maharashtra. Various unique pujas and rituals are held during the annual yatra. Shrivardhan Bhairavnath Yatra 2017 date is April 11. The shrine is dedicated to Bhairavnath, a fierce manifestation of Shiva. This form of Shiva is widely worshipped as a village deity and kuldevata (family deity) in Maharashtra.

For the annual festival, the shrine is decorated with lamps, lights, flowers, leaves and sugarcane for the occasion.

The festival and fair attracts hundreds of devotees to the Bhairavnath temple.

Various offerings are made to appease the deity. Red flowers are offered to the deity.

Shrivardhan Bhairavnath Yatra is annually observed on Chaitra Purnima tithi or the full moon day in Chaitra month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.