Igitun chalne festival

Goa, a place that is known for unparalleled excellence, shading and dynamic quality never neglects to hypnotize its visitors and guests with its wide scope of exceptional contributions. Visiting Goa over the span of its numerous celebrations is a brilliant alternative as it enables you to encounter the genuine soul of Goa in the entirety of its magnificence. Igitun Chalne is a standout amongst the most well known celebrations celebrated in the state today.

Igitun Chalne is praised in the long stretch of May. It is led in the sanctuary of Sirigao situated in Bicholim Taluka. Bicholim is arranged in the northern locale of Goa and throughout the years, has ended up being a noteworthy social and instructive focus in Goa. The locale draws in various vacationers and guests consistently.

The celebration of Igitun Chalne in Goa is praised to pay regard to Goddess Lairaya. The overwhelming custom of this celebration requires the staunch aficionados of Goddess Lairaya to demonstrate their most extreme commitment and confidence in their goddess by playing out a challenging assignment. The aficionados are required to stroll over a way of consuming coal. In spite of the fact that it appears to be an agonizing undertaking, the celebration has turned out to be amazingly mainstream and has turned into a piece of the conventions of the general population of Goa.

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A large number of individuals originate from each edge of the state and outside to watch the customs and cheer the aficionados as they play out the challenging walk. The furious air joined with the religious eagerness indicates the general fervor related to the celebration. The exhibition of fans strolling over the consuming coal delights most remote guests for whom it’s a novel sight. The term ‘Igitun Chalne’ really implies fire strolling. The genuine custom of strolling over the flame coals occurs amid the night and it is trailed by celebration and cheerful making.

Goa has a few celebrations consistently – be they religious or social or only for no particular reason. Igitun Chalne is one of the religious celebrations celebrated at the Sirigao sanctuary in the Bicholim region, North Goa. The sanctuary is devoted to the goddess Lahrai. Legend has it that Lahrai, her six sisters and one sibling landed in Goa from Bengal and every one of them settled in various pieces of Goa. The goddess Lahrai, who is the prime divinity among her kin, settled in Sirigao and she is abundantly respected by local people.

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Amid the Igitun Chalne celebration, enthusiasts stroll on consuming coal to demonstrate their confidence and commitment towards the goddess. Local people and voyagers alike crowd the sanctuary on the celebration day to watch the customs and to empower the bold rare sorts of people who attempt the trial of strolling on hot coals. The ceremonial happens at night and is trailed by a great deal of cheerfulness, in evident Goan style!

The sanctuary is situated in North Goa, near a few happening territories. Vagator, Anjuna, Baga, Calangute and Candolim are every one of the 20-25 kilometers away and there is no deficiency of inns and houses to suit all financial plans. Aside from visiting the shorelines, look at the assortment of eating joints in Goa; the spot is a veritable gastronomic treat. No excursion to Goa would be finished without a spot of shopping – from boutiques to the incredible insect markets; you’re ensured to discover something intriguing and one of a kind.

Sirigao is around 50 kilometers from the Dabolim airplane terminal in Goa. You can book a prepaid taxi from the air terminal to convey you to the sanctuary. Another alternative is taking a train to Goa. The state has three railroad stations and the nearest one to Sirigao is the Tivim station, 5 kilometers away. Be that as it may, this is certainly not a noteworthy station and every one of the trains may not stop here. The real railroad stations are Vasco da Gama (54 kilometers) and Margao (61 kilometers). A taxi from either station will convey you to Sirigao. Make certain you fix the cost before you begin your adventure! So head to Goa tour this late spring and experience this novel searing celebration. The real railroad stations are Vasco da Gama (54 kilometers) and Margao (61 kilometers).

A taxi from either station will convey you to Sirigao. Make certain you fix the cost before you begin your adventure! So head to Goa tour this late spring and experience this novel searing celebration.

Yashita Singhi

Yashita is a student, a part-time activist and has interned with CRY and NDTV trying to bring change in the society. She is a Thalassophile and paleophile which makes her a seeking wanderer. A part of her is a dancer another part a budding pollster and other parts are geeks and animal lovers. She is a high-spirited being and always on her toes to help others.

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