Bhairavnath Yatra at Washibe Village in Karmala Taluka of Solapur District in Maharashtra



Bhairavnath Yatra at Washibe village is observed in Chaitra month (March – April). It is the annual fair and festival at the Bhairavnath Temple at Washibe Village in Karmala Taluka of Solapur District in Maharashtra. Various unique pujas and rituals are held during the annual yatra. Washibe 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.

Washibe 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.