Mangesh Temple in Mangeshi village of P.O. Mardol, Goa is a famous Shiva Temple of the state. Jatra Mahotsav (Magh Mahotsav) is a popular festival celebrated at Mangeshi Temple. In 2014, Mangesh Temple Jatra Mahotsav is being celebrated from February 6 to February 14.
Mangeshi Temple Jatrotsav begins on Ratha Saptami day and ends on Magh Purnima day. The celebrations begin with Vijay Rathotsav and ends with Maha Rathotsav and Samuhik Prarthana.
On Shukla Dwitiya in Phalgun Month, Vardhapandin (Anniversary) of new Pindika is celebrated. In 2014, Vardhapandin date is March 2.
Here is the detailed schedule of Mangesh Temple Jatra Mahotsav February 2014
Thursday, 6 February 2014 (Ratha Saptami), 10 PM: Vijay Rathotsav
Friday, 7 February 2014, 10 PM: Rang Pooja, Hatti Ambari Utsav
Saturday, 8 February 2014, 10 PM: Rang Pooja, Silver Palkhi Utsav
Sunday, 9 February 2014, 10 PM: Rang Pooja, Palkhi Utsav on shoulders
Monday, 10 February 2014, 10 PM: Rang Pooja, Silver Palakhi Utsav
Tuesday, 11 February 2014
- At noon – Panchamurthi Darshan
- 10 PM: Rang Pooja, Nauka Rohan (Sangod)
Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 10 PM: Rang Pooja, Sukhasanotsav
Thursday, 13 February 2014, 4 AM (on 14 February 2014): Rathotsav
Friday, 14 February 2014
- 3.30 AM: Somavarachi Palakhi
- 4 AM (on 15th February): Maha Rathotsav & Samuhik Prartana