The Konkan soil is known to host and produce many precious virtues and qualities. Ratnagiri is aptly named as a jewel mine. Cherishing the tradition of different dance forms such as Jakhadi, Dhanagari and Palkhi dance, the art of making Ganesh idols which have been passed down from generations to the local artisans is the unique specialty of Ratnagiri.

This dance, with its unique costume, special movements and the perfect harmony of the pace and rhythm is performed in many parts of Ratnagiri.

The artists and craftsmen make these special clay idols look so real that the minute you see them you automatically join your hands in prayer.

With a strong pat on Dholaki, the ‘Jakhadi’ begins in the month of Shravan that gives immense energy to the residents.

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