Palkhi

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Literally Palkhi means palanquin, a procession of revered deity (God or Goddess) carried out from the temple during 'Shimgo' festival. The reason behind procession is to seek mercy and grace of God.

 The customs and traditions of Palkhi procession in Konkan Varies from village to village. The persons holding the Palkhi are known as Bhoyas. Their duty is to make Palkhi dance over their shoulders by putting their head down. Displaying the skill Bhoyas dance in front of every house. Everyone appreciates the skill when they rile Palkhi from one hand to other over the shoulders. Families eagerly wait for the Palkhi's arrival at their doorsteps so that they can welcome God.