Siddheshwar Yatra at Shetphale Village in Khanapur (Vita) Taluka in Sangli District in Maharashtra



Siddheshwar Yatra at Shetphale Village is observed in Chaitra month (March – April). It is the annual fair and festival at the Siddheshwar Temple at Shetphale Village in Khanapur (Vita) Taluka in Sangli District, Maharashtra. Various unique pujas and rituals are held during the annual yatra. Shetphale Siddheshwar Yatra 2017 date is April 11.

The shrine is dedicated to Siddheshwar, a kind 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 Siddheshwar temple.

Various offerings are made to appease the deity. Red flowers are offered to the deity. Procession is part of the festival.

Shetphale Siddheshwar 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.