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Shantadurga Temple Festival 2023 at Kavelem in Goa – Shantadurga Jatra Kavale

The annual festival at Shantadurga Temple at Kavlem in Goa is observed in Magh month. It is the Panchami day when the Yatra is held. In 2023, Shantadurga Temple Festival is from January 22 to January 29. The most important date is on January 26, the Maha Panchami day. The festival is also known as Kavale Shantadurga Jatra Utsav.

The annual festival attracts thousands of devotees. The murti of the Goddess is taken around the temple in decorated chariots on the main day. The temple is decorated with lights and special pujas and rituals are held on all eight days of the festival.

The most important day during the festival is the fifth day known as Maha Panchami.

Shantadurga Temple Festival is observed from Magh Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi to Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi – from the first day of the waxing phase of moon in Magh month to the eighth day of the waxing phase of moon.