Ekvira Devi Palkhi in Chaitra Month

Ekvira Palkhi is annually observed in Chaitra Month. It is held during the Chaitra Navratri period. This unique ritual is referred as Ekavira Devi Palkhi Sohala. It attracts thousands of devotees to the temple located at Karla in Lonavala in Pune District of Maharashtra. Ekvira Devi Palkhi 2017 date is April 3.

The utsava murti of Ekvira Devi worshipped in the shrine is take around the temple on a palkhi on the day.

The shrine is decorated with lamps, lights, flowers, leaves and sugarcane for the occasion.

Hundreds of people participate in the unique ritual. The temple remains open during the entire day and different rituals take place.

Ekvira Devi Palkhi is observed on Chaitra Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.