9 days of Navratri with Dandiya Raas, ending with Dusshera


It’s time for yet another festival in Goa. However, it’s not one that is native to Goa but rather, has been adopted and adapted by the sunshine state of India. We’re talking about Navratri. Navratri is a 9-day Hindu festival which is celebrated in October for a variety of reasons. Even the way it is […]

Pednechi Punav – Dussehra celebration in Goa

Pednechi Punav is a celebration organised by the Shree Bhagwati Devasthan of Pernem. The celebrations begin nine days prior to Dussehra. These nine nights are known as Navratra. The first day of the festival of Navratra is called Ghatasthapanas. Dussehra is also known as ‘Kojagiri Poornima’. The history of this festival cannot be traced to a […]