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Balaji Temple Festival at Chimur in Maharashtra – Balaji Temple Godha Yatra

The festival at Chimur Balaji Temple is known as Godhayatra or Goda Yatra. It is observed in Magh Month. Balaji Temple Festival or Godha Yatra 2024 date is February 22. The festival and fair attracts hundreds of people and is noted for a colorful procession.

Balaji temple in Chimur is more than 300 years old. The murti (idol) worshipped in the shrine is similar to the famous Tirupati Balaji. During the Balaji Temple Godha Yatra, the murti of the presiding deity is taken out in a colorful procession through the streets of Chimur town.

Balaji Temple Festival is annually observed on Magh Shukla Paksha Trayodashi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Magh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.