On the eve of Diwali (November 11, 2015), Goa holds a special event. Effigies of the demon Narkasur are paraded through the roads of the towns and villages and then set on fire. It symbolises the end of a period of darkness and the triumph of good. This is followed by week-long Diwali celebrations. Earthen lamps are used to decorate the houses. During this time, zatras (Hindu deities taken out on special processions) are held all over Goa the zatras of Mangueshi, Nagueshi, Ramnathi, Shantadurga and Shirgao temples attract a lot of viewers.
What Diwali Zatra
When November 11 (continues for a week)