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Report and pics by Rajtilak Naik
for Daijiworld News Network - Goa

Panaji, Nov 8: The annual artificial miniature Boat festival of Vitthalapur-Sankhalim was celebrated with great enthusiasm on the auspicious ocassion of Tripurari Pournima at midnight on November 6.

Miniature boats taking part in the competition

The locals puts in their finest of art work and skills in preparing these highly worked and sophisticated miniature Boats.

A boat is being taken down into the pond

The Lord Pandurang Temple

The enthusiastic crowd

This year there were all together 42 miniature Boats taking part in the competition which happens to be a part of the regular-size boat festival held in the holy pond of lord Pandurang.

Thousands of people turn up at Sankhali town which around 35 kms away from the capital city to witness this colourful boat spectacle.

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