The most talked about festival of Malvan is Shimgotsav or Shimgyachi Holi festival. The rich cultural background of the city is reflected in its extravagant festivals celebrated through out the length of the year. Holi Festival in Malvan is the most enjoying feast in this coastal city. The colorful festival of Holi is also celebrated in neighboring Goa with same zest and fervor.
This year Holi will be celebrated on 27th of March. Basically Holi is the celebration of victory of good over evil. The mythological legends describe the destruction of the demoness called Holika on this day. This festival is celebrated in the month of Phalguna known as Shimga in the konkan region and in Malvan it is popular as Shimgostav. Malvan is brimmed up with the Holika dahan celebrations, one day prior to the Holi celebrations in which bonfires are lighted in every village and Tahsil. Malvan residents settled in the nearby cities, promptly return to their native places especially for joining the Holi celebrations. Among the bonfires prepared in Maharashtra the bonfire prepared in Malvan is worth watching. Initially a log is kept in the center of a round pit made in a public place and people from the surroundings go on adding logs, twigs, dried branches and leaves to the pit. This finally becomes a heap. Then a senior man of the village prays for the well being of the residents of the village, supported by a huge mob. Finally the bonfire is set on fire and people through coconuts in to the fire. They are taken out after getting roasted and are distributed as Prasad mixed with sweets to the people present during celebrations. Next day is the day of fun and entertainment, when everyone gets tuned up by throwing colors on each other.
Hotels in Malvan are spread across the length and breadth of the city. Malvan beaches are overflowing with visitors during this festive period. The beaches become colorful with the mobs, as well as the beach stalls where people are busy in enjoying delicious Malvani food, appreciated by foodies from different places. Hotels in Malvan beach are the most convenient places for getting beach side accommodations and a sumptuous seafood. We at Hotel Sagar Kinara in Malvan are providing spacious accommodations and the real taste of Malvan delicacies. Holi is the right occasion to visit Malvan and get the taste of incredible Malvani seafood prepared specially for the biggest festival of the region.