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Bhimachautsav at Samangad Fort in Gadhinglaj

Bhimachautsav is annually observed at Samangad Fort in Gadhinglaj of Kolhapur District in Maharashtra. The festivities, rituals, prayers and pujas are observed at the Bhimshappa Math in Samangad Fort. Bhimacha Utsav at Samangad Fort in 2018 will be held on February 17.

Bhimshappa a great saint of the region and he attained Samadhi here. The saint spread the teachings of Bhakti, tolerance and love.

Bhimachautsav is observed on Phalgun Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon Phalgun month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.