Shigmotsav festival in goa | shigmo festival

Shigmotsav Festival - Goa

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Shigmotsav is a famous Goan festival celebrated in the month of Phagun as per Hindu calender. Just like Holi, this festival is celebrated with colors especially Gulal. The festival marks the onset of spring and end of winter. various events and festivities are organized all over Goa that mainly revolves around the life of farmer. 

Farmers pray from the 9th moon day till the full moon day after which they dance in colorful clothes holding torans and flags until 15th day. The event is celebrated with great in the Goan cities of Panaji. Margao, Mapusa and Vasco. 

During the festival various temple ‘Yatras’ are carried out on the streets in goa. These Yatras comprises of possessions that are carried out of the temples by throwing Gulal and dancing with goddess umbrellas and ‘Dindis’. 

Popularly known as Shigmo festival, it is usually celebrated around the month of march, just before the Catholic time period of lent during which fasting and abstinence from alcohol. The festival is marked with great joy and happiness.  Coloured dyes and water are thrown on each other while celebrating this festival. Various parades and fairs are conduction for the celebration of this festival in Goa. It is basically the most joyful time period in goa when people forget everything and indulge in the celebrations with full heart. 

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