VAGHURME: The annual three-day fair of famous goddess Shree Shantadurga at Vaghurme commenced yesterday.
The interior part of the temple is decorated with ample flowers and fruits in the shape of Maharatha, while its exterior is illuminated with multi-coloured lighting.
The Temple priest (bhaji), Ganesh Bhat, informed that every year a huge number of devotees throng to take the deity’s blessings. “Last two years, due to the pandemic, the famous fair of goddess Shantadurga was celebrated with restrictions,” he said.
This year, the village has seen many devotees coming from various parts of Goa to take blessings”.
Informing further, Bhat said the three days festival commences from the month of Margashirsh Krishna paksha Chaturdashi and concludes on Paush Pratipada, as per the Hindu calendar.
During the fair, dashavtari kalo based on mythological stories is held on the first day.
The drama commences with an artist dressed as lord Ganesh performing dance on the sacred music. This is followed by a performance of artists dressed in the form of a priest.
A social-issue/mythology-based entertainment drama has been performed in the last two days. Every year, the ornaments, clothes, and other items offered to the goddess are auctioned on the last day.