Mumbai: The 50th year of Consecration of Goddess Shantudurga at Kavale Math, Walkeshwar in the Banganga region of South Mumbai commenced at Kavale Math with Ganesh Yaag on May 30 and continued with LAGHURUDRA SWAHAKAR on May 31. It was concluded with PANCHDURGA HAVAN on June 1, 2015.
On May 31 evening, a grand procession was held, Shantadurga devi’s Palkhi was taken from Kavale Math in and around Banganga Talao at Walkeshwar. The procession with illuminated Palkhi was accompanied by thousands of devotees chanting Goddess’ Bhajans to the tune of the band, drums and music. The procession of beautifully decorated Utsavmurty was taken on a” Nauka Vihar” through the famous Banganga Talao on a Boat decorated with flowers and illuminated with lights. The entire proceedings took place in the holy presence of Kavale Mathadheesh Shreemad Shivanand Saraswati Swamiji and in a spiritual atmosphere.
Devotees and spectators turned out in large numbers to witness the First Ever organised Procession of this sort in the city of Greater Mumbai and its suburbs.
The event took place with pomp and fervour and with people saluting Goddess Durgmata and praying for perpetual well being of all. Shivsena leader, Member of Parliament (MP) Anil Desai was also present on the occasion with his family and sought blessings from Shree Shantadurgadevi as well revered Kavale Mathadheesh. Gautam Thakur, Vice- Chairman of Saraswat Bank was also present at the Celebration among other dignitaries.