GTDC to organize special tour on the eve of Tripurari Purnima

01.11.2017 - 03.11.2017

GTDC to organize special tour on the eve of Tripurari Purnima
Panjim, November
1: Goa Tourism Development Corporation is organizing a special tour to Vithalpur, Sanquelim on the occasion of Tripurari Purnima to enable tourists to witness the celebrations and traditions of this event. This year the festival will be celebrated on November 3, 2017.
This festival has an interesting story behind it and is celebrated to mark the end of the Diwali season.
It is celebrated in 
a very unique way. The tradition takes the form of a very unusual competition - that of making miniature models boats and ships. Besides the main boat competition, there
are a host of cultural programmes including songs by well known artistes, performances of various Goan traditional folk dances along with a display of fireworks.
Rachana Creations from Pune will also present “Gane
Manatli’ a Marathi musical programme by Sa Re Ga Ma Pa fame singers Mr. Abhishek Patwardhan and Ms. Madhura Kumbhar.
The special tour on the eve of Tripurari Purnima is open to all locals and tourists.
The guests will be picked up by the coach from Santa Monica Jetty and Mapusa Residency.

Programme details include:

6:00 pm: Procession of Lord Shrikrishna
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm: Display of boats in the vicinity of Vithal temple, Sanquelim
7:30 pm: Sailing of Lamps in river Valvanti and Deepadan Programme
8:00 pm: Marathi musical programme by Rachana Creations, Pune
11:00 pm: Palanquin procession of Vithal Rakhumai
11:30 pm: Tripurasur – Vadh
11:35 pm: Release of ‘Saranga’ balloon in the sky
11:45pm: Fireworks
12:00 midnight: Traditional Boat Show
For bookings, please contact Santa Monica Jetty, Panaji at 0832-2438754 or Mapusa Residency at 0832- 2262694 –or visit