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Balumama Utsav – Festival at Kagal near Kolhapur

Balumama Utsav is annually observed in Shravan month. It is the festival associated with Balumama Maharaj. The saint has thousands of followers especially among the shepherd community in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The day is of great importance at Kagal near Kolhapur in Maharashtra. Balumama Utsav 2024 date is August 22 and August 23.

The ustav is associated with the Punyatithi of Balumama.

Balumama (1892 to 1966) was a shepherd by profession and he came into contact with the lower strata of society and helped them in attaining true knowledge. He spread the teachings like many Saints in the great Bhakti Tradition in the region.

Balumama Utsav is observed on Shravan Krishna Paksha Tritiya and Chaturthi Tithi or the third and fourth day during the waning phase of moon in Shravan month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.