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Sukai Devi Yatra at Kapsal Village in Chiplun Taluka in Ratnagiri District, Maharashtra

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

The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Jagadamba, a kind 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 Sukai Devi temple.

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

Sukai Devi Worship in Maharashtra
  • Sukai Devi is both Kul Devata and Gram Devata in Maharashtra.
  • She protects villages in which she resides. She will have a male consort who stays along with her or far off.
  • Families that have Sukai Devi as Kuldevi offer prayers to her once in a year at a particular spot. 
  • The deity is offered various offerings on the day. In some rare instances animals are sacrificed.
  • She is worshipped for peace and prosperity, for victory over enemies, to attain success in business and to ward of evil eye.
  • Couples worship her for good and health children.