The traditional kalash procession of goddess Saptashati Bhumika on the day of Gudi Padva is an example of communal harmony.
This Hindu tradition continues with the 500-year-old tradition of receiving flowers from the maulana of Hazrat Babal Peer dargah at Sanhkali.
The maulana offers the traditional kavl with garlands. The procession has never moved ahead without stopping at this dargah.
As part of the procession, two men walk barefoot from Poriem to Sankhali covering the distance to the beats of drums and chanting of religious slogans.
After the maulana offers the flowers, a Hindu priest garlands the two men and also accompanies them in the procession.
The procession is revered for showcasing communal amity between Hindus and Muslims.
The beating of the drums during the procession adds the energy to the occasion.
The traditional kalash procession of goddess Saptashati Bhumika is deeply rooted in Goan culture.