Sawantwadi (Sawantvadi or Savantvadi)
Marathi: सावंतवाडी / वाडी
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Narkasura Effigy Design Competition at Savantwadi
The celebration of 'Naraka Chaturdashi' - the first day of Diwali. The night earlier, marks the killing of Narkasura at the hands of Lord Krishna. A symbolic practice of lighting a effigy of Narkasura, marks the triumph of good over evil. In Sawantwadi as well as the entire Konkan region, this is a big event, where multiple groups participate in a competition that awards the best made effigy of Narkasura.