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Kusai Devi Navratri Festival and Yatra at Bilashi in Shirala Sangli

Kusai Devi Navratri and Yatra is organized in Ashwin month. It is the annual festival and fair held at Kusaidevi Temple in Bilashi village near Shirala in Sangli District of Maharashtra. The festival is organized during the Navratri period. Kusai Devi Navratri Festival and Yatra 2023 date is October 15 to October 23. The most important dates are October 22 and October 23.

Bilashi Kusai Devi Temple is dedicated to Mother Goddess Shakti.  Kusaidevi, an incarnation of Goddess Shakti, is worshipped mainly in Maharashtra.

Rituals associated with Goddess Durga are performed during the nine-day period at the temple.
Ashtami and Navami during Navratri are the most important dates here.

Kusai Devi Navratri Festival in Bilashi is annually held from Ashwin Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi to Navami tithi or the first to ninth day of waxing phase of moon in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.