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Balbhim Yatra at Hanimnal in Gadhinglaj of Kolhapur District, Maharashtra

Balbhim Yatra is observed in Phalgun month at Hanimnal Gadhinglaj Taluka of Kolhapur District, Maharashtra. It is a festival and fair observed at the Balbhim Temple dedicated to Shiva. Hanimnal Balbhim Yatra 2018 date is February 20.

The annual fair and festival attracts hundreds of devotees to Hanimnal village. Balbhim is the family deity of many communities in Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Telangana.

The main ritual includes processions and offerings to Balbhim.

Balbhim Yatra at Hanimnal is observed on Phalgun Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon Phalgun month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.