In this village of Goa, some unique traditions and rituals take place during the Chaitrotsav celebrations.
The day on which the idols of Lord Vitthal, Rakhumai and Satybhama were installed is observed as the anniversary day of the temple.
Chaitrotsav begins on the tenth day of the bright fortnight of the Chaitra month, and ends on the full moon night, and is also called Hanuman Jayanti.
During the celebrations, several rituals take place including abhishek, puja, palkhi procession as well as the performance of Dashavtari.
On the occasion, people make various offerings. And, since this is the start of the jasmine season in Goa, most devotees offer flowers of Jasminum malabaricum, which are locally called mogri.
After the palkhi procession, the Dashavtar is held. This art form is based on mythology and is performed by the Mama Mochemadkar Company.
Years ago, when ice cream was a luxury in Goa, kids would wait for this festival so as to relish some good ice-cream. Today, you can find all kinds of ice-cream sold at the fair.