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Somjai Devi Ratha Yatra at Shrivardhan in Raigad, Maharashtra

Somjai Devi Ratha Yatra is annually observed in Margashirsh month. It is the most important fair and festival at the Somjai Devi Temple at Shrivardhan in Raigad, Maharashtra. The Rath Yatra, or chariot festival, is famous for various rituals and participation of a large number of people. Somjai Devi Yatra 2024 date is December 24.

Somjai Devi Mandir is magnificently decorated during the period traditionally with flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.

The day is of importance to the villagers. People from nearby towns and villages arrive to participate in this annual fair and festival. Important rituals, which are held only once in a year, happen during the period.

Somjai Devi Yatra is annually held on Margashirsha Krishna Paksha Navami tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon in Margashirsh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.