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Rathotsav at Saptakoteshwar Temple at Narve in Goa – Chariot Festival

Saptakoteshwar Rathotsav is annually observed on Shivratri day. It is the annual chariot festival at Narve Village in Goa. The shrine, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is around 35 km from Panaji and is reached after a ferryboat ride from the island of Divar. Saptakoteshwar Temple Rathotsav 2017 date is February 24.

Saptakoteshwar temple at Narve is considered to be one of the six important Shiva temples in Konkan area.

The utsava murti of Saptakoteshwar is taken around in a beauitufully-decorated chariot. Devotees throng the temple to witness the chariot festival and participate in pulling the chariot.

The temple is decorated with lamps, lights, flowers and leaves for the occasion.

Bel leaves and fruit are offered to Shiva on the day.

A fair is also organized on the occasion.

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