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Shantadurga Kunkalikarin Jatra utsav at Fatorpa in Quepem - Festival at Shantadurga Kunkalikarin Festival

Shantadurga Kunkalikarin Jatra utsav at Fatorpa is observed in Paush month. It is the annual jatra and festival at the Shantadurga Kunkalikarin Temple at Fatorpa in Quepem in Goa. This annual yatra which also includes a small fair attracts hundreds of devotees. Shantadurga Kunkalikarin Jatra utsav 2020 date is from December 31 to January 4.


The shrine and its premises are beautifully decorated during the period with flowers, lamps and lights.

Unique rituals which are held only during special location are performed on the day.

On Paush Shukla Paksha panchami day Shibikotsav is held.

On Sashti day or sixth day Rath Ambari is held.

On seventh day Fulacha Rath or flower chariot is held.

On Ashtami day Vijayarath is held.

On ninth day it is the Navami Rath.

Shantadurga Kunkalikarin Jatra utsav is observed on Paush Shukla Paksha Panchami tithi to Navami tithi or the fifth to ninth day during the waxing phase of moon in Paush month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Goa.