It's time to perform bhajans as Shravan approaches.

Shravan is the fifth month of the Hindu lunar calendar, the start of a slew of religious festivals . The majority of Goan Hindu families follow a vegetarian diet during Shravan .

Keri: In Goa, Shravan, the fifth month of the Hindu lunar calendar, is the start of a slew of religious festivals.The majority of these rituals are followed by bhajans, a custom that has existed since time immemorial.The holy month includes all its manifestations, enriching the bhajan tradition in particular.During Shravan, the majority of Goan Hindu families follow a vegetarian diet.

People sing hymns in praise of various deities in order to express gratitude for the bounty of nature given to them.People sing bhajans to praise the various forms of Gods and the accomplishments of outstanding saints who made a significant contribution to strengthening Hinduism's spiritual foundation.Many of Maharashtra's great saints have left a rich legacy in their works, including bhajans.Although Bhajan has been popularized for more than 500 years, devotees in Goa's rural and urban areas have contributed to it.

Krushnambhat Bandkar, who prayed Lord Ram and Sita at a temple in Dongari, Tiswadi, also composed devotional songs and consolidated Hinduism's basic principles during Portuguese rule.The Bhajani Saptah (week-long) was initiated by saint Jagannathbuva Borikar of Borim village in Ponda taluka.It was celebrated by the playing of devotional songs to the tune of percussion instruments such as Pakhavaz, tabla, and taal (cymbals) as well as the string instrument Veena, continuously without interruption.In 1899, the Joshi family and the prominent citizens of the port town Vasco visited the Damodar temple and brought a sacred coconut (shriphal) to rid the country of the epidemic.The Bhajani Saptah has dominated the week-long celebration since then.

To escape the destruction unleashed by the Inquisition during Portugal's reign, the Shivling of Damodar was kept in Zambaulim, Quepem.It was kept for a brief period at a house in Comba, Margao, before taking the Shivling.Damodar Saal is a word that means Damodar Saal.During his visit to the monastery in 1892, Swami Vivekananda sanctified it.

The family members of Bhajan devotees are included in the Bhajan singing, according to Rajendra Phadte, a Bhajan artist from Akhada, Tiswadi.We have inherited this art form from our late father, Narsinh Phadte, who was a dedicated Bhajani artist.We all want to have a peace of mind by singing devotional songs.Sattari said that, despite being a teacher in a higher secondary school, I have continued to participate in the Bhajan's activities.

I'm blessed to be able to make eulogies of deities available in songs with harmonium accompaniment.One can see rich and vivid examples of devotional singing in bhajans all over Goa.The tradition is also cultivated annually by the state-level Bhajani competition, which is held in honor of legendary Bhajani artist Manoharbuva Shirgaonkar.