“Sotreo” Umbrella Festival in Cuncolim

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“Sotreo” Umbrella Festival in Cuncolim     The traditional “sotreo” umbrella festival is celebrated in Cuncolim with great pomp and gaiety. Thousands of devotees from far and wide pour into Cuncolim to seek blessings of Shree Shantadurga Kunkalikarin as the annual procession wend its way from Fatorpa Temple. The colourful procession carrying the palki of […]

Chikhal Kalo: An expression of joy

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Chikhal Kalo: An expression of joy     Many Goan festivals are linked to the cycles of nature and it isn’t surprising that the monsoon is an occasion to celebrate chikhal kalo, literally mud play. The Chikhal Kalo is unique to the village of Marcel, in the taluka of Ponda. Celebrated on the twelfth day […]