Pali Yatra 2017 at Pal in Maharashtra – Khandoba Festival at Pali near Satara
Khandoba Pali Yatra 2017 is yearly celebrated festival in Paush month at Pal or Pali near Satara in Maharashtra. The Khandoba Yatra 2017 or festival celebrates the marriage of Khandoba (incarnation of Shiva) with Goddess Mhalsa. Khandoba Pali Yatra 2017 date is January 10.
The marriage ceremony attracts thousands of devotees to Pali. The murti of Khandoba and Goddess Mhalsa are carried from the temple to a common area for the ceremony. The parade is led by a person sitting atop an elephant belonging to an important family in the region.
The procession starts from a Wada (Old Marathi building) and goes to the Khandoba Temple. Here the parade receives the murtis of Khandoba and Goddess Mhalsa.
Khandoba Yatra at Pal is yearly celebrated on Paush Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth(13th) day during the waxing phase of moon in Paush month as per Hindu traditional calendar in Maharashtra.
The Khandoba temple is on the left bank of the Tarli River.
The temple lies on the place of a legendary appearance by the God Khandoba to a favorite devotee, a milkman named as Palai in whose honor the village name was changed, from Rajapur to Pal.
Khandoba Temple at Pali is located around 33 km from Satara off the Pune -Bangalore National Highway.
Distance from Pune to Khandoba Pali is 135 km (84.00 miles) and traveling time by car in around 2 hours 15 mins.