Goa Tourism Development Corporation
A Government of Goa Undertaking


Diwali celebrations in the State, Goa witnesses a unique event on the eve of Diwali when the Narkasurs (demon effigies) are paraded on the streets before they are reduced to ash. This marks the commencement of the festival of light and end of evil and darkness. Beautiful earthen lamps are lit in the verandas of houses all over Goa. During this time a lot of zatras are held all over Goa, but in a grand manner at the temples of Mangueshi, Nagueshi, Ramnathi, Shantadurga and Shirgao to name a few.