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Mangeshi Temple Festival in Goa – Mangeshi Ratha Yatra

Mangeshi Temple Festival is annually organized on the Purnima or full day in Magh month. Dedicated to Shiva, Mangeshi Temple is located in Goa and the festival is known as Rath Yatra. Mangeshi Temple Festival 2025 date is February 12.

Mangeshi Temple is a popular shrine in Goa and is known for its unique architecture and paintings.

The main event during the annual festival is the Ratha Yatra or the pulling of the chariots.  This annual fair and festival attracts thousands of people to the temple. The deity is given a special deck up and is taken around the streets on a chariot pulled by devotees.

Mangeshi Temple Festival is annually observed on Magh Purnima or the full moon day in Magh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra and Goa.