The palanquin with Goddess Bhumika.
A woman with a divaj (lamp) on her head. This ritual is mostly observed by married women and, in few places, also by girls before attaining puberty.
Devotees at a procession with the palanquin of Goddess Bhumika.
Once the third round of the procession of Bhumika devi is complete, a fire is lit for the homkhan ritual.
A woman waits to get the fire bath, which is part of the homkhan ritual. Homkhan means walking through fire.
A woman gets the fire bath (coal bath), while men stand with uski plant leaves that act act as good fire extinguisher.
On the occasion, a Dashavtari natak (a local traditional drama) was performed. This enactment is seen in Goa and parts of Konkan.