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Tasgaon Rathotsav – Tasgaon Ganpati Chariot Festival

Tasgaon Rathotsav is held in Bhadrapad month. It is the chariot festival associated with the famous Ganpati Temple here. Tasgaon is located in Sangli District in Maharashtra. Tasgaon Rathotsav 2024 date is September 8.

The trunk of Ganesh murti worshipped here has its bend towards right. Thus, this is a unique temple.

Thousands of people participate in the annual Rathotsav. The procession starts in the afternoon for the immersion of a special prepared Ganpati for the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. Ganpati is kept here only for one and a half day.

The Ganesh is carried on a 30 feet wooden ratha or chariot. It is specially decorated and is pulled to the nearby river. The tradition of pulling chariot began in 1785.

Tasgaon Rathotsav is observed on Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Panchami tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon in Bhadrapad month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.