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Rasai Devi Yatra at Nangaon Village at Daund Taluka in Pune District of Maharashtra

Rasai Devi Yatra at Nangaon Village is observed in Chaitra month (March – April). It is the annual fair and festival at the Rasai Devi Temple at Nangaon Village in Daund Taluka of Pune District, Maharashtra. Various unique pujas and rituals are held during the annual yatra. Rasai Devi Yatra 2025 date is April 12.

The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Rasai Devi, a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. This form of Goddess Shakti is widely worshipped as a village deity and kuldevta (family deity) in Maharashtra.

For the annual festival, the shrine is decorated with lamps, lights, flowers, leaves and sugarcane for the occasion.

The festival and fair attracts hundreds of devotees to the Rasai Devi temple.

Various offerings are made to appease the deity. Red flowers are offered to the deity. Procession is part of the festival.

Nangaon Rasai Devi Yatra is annually observed on Chaitra Purnima tithi or the full moon day in Chaitra month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Who is Rasai Devi?

Rasai Devi is a Gram Devata or village deity. She is worshipped in villages in Maharashtra, northern Karnataka, parts of Telangana adjoining Maharashtra and parts of Madhya Pradesh.

She protects the villagers from all kinds of evil forces.

She provides good harvest.

She is also worshipped for overcoming diseases and hardships in life.

Married couples without children find relief after offering prayers to her.