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Dance on the Auspicious Day of the Turmeric Festival
The Vittal Birdev temple of Pattan Kodoli is well-known for its annual yatra, or pilgrimage. On that auspicious day, the shepherd community in Maharashtra celebrates the turmeric festival with music, dance, puja and other rituals. Pattan Kodoli is a small village near Kolhapur, a modern city in Maharashtra, India.
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