After a gap of two years, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the annual 'Tripurari Poornima Festival' was held once again this year, and took place on the night of Monday, November 7, 2022.
It was creativity at its best as the festival saw over 30 handcrafted boats on the banks of the River Vitthalapur, Sankhali.
The participants of the Tripurari Poornima Festival's boat competition showcased themes in various aspects of mythology and other topics.
Many people were seen dressed as mythological characters, with much attention to detail -- from hair to make up to body paint.
As part of the festival, there were many activities such as sailing of traditional lamps in the River Valvonti, release of traditional Saarangas - handcrafted balloon in the sky, and Tripurasur-Vadh, a cultural programme.
The festival was organsied by the Government of Goa in association with the Directorate of Art & Culture, Department of Tourism, Goa Tourism Development Corporation, Department of Information & Publicity, other Government departments an Deepawali Utsav Samittee, a local cultural organization from Vitthalapur, Sankhali.
At the end of the programme, the participants are awarded prizes in different categories. However, the results of this year's boat festival aren't available, yet.