Navratri celebration dampens across Goa inwake of the raising COVID-19 cases. Several temples across the state, have decide to suspend their traditional rituals as a preventive measure for C19 transmission. Quite few temples including Shirgao, Kavle, Mangushi, Madkai, Fatorpa, Marcel will celebrate 9-day festival starting from 17th October following Unlock 5.0 restrictions.
Durga Puja, Dhandiya, Garbha and allied traditional festivities have also been curtailed by organizers. According to the state government, there is no restriction for celebrating festival following India Unlock 5.0 guidelines.