Matvan’s Shimgotsav

Sahan, Matvan

Villagers circling around the ‘Hom’ singing hymns and then dancing around the lit ‘Hom’ shouting ‘Vochcho… Vochcho’ during Matvan’s Shimgotsav (शिमगोत्सव) on 05 March, 2007. Later, the villagers danced with the palanquins of village deity Zolai Devi (झोलाई देवी) and her brother Vadavali’s Khem Bawa (खेम बावा).

Zolai Devi Mandir

Shri Aai Zolai Devi, Matvan

Shri Aai Zolai Devi (झोलाई देवी) is the village deity of Matvan. The temple houses two idols – Shri Aai Zolai Devi on the left (the bigger idol) and Shri Aai Chaundai Devi (चौंडाई देवी) on the right.