worship is offered at three times. With Kakadarati, the first session begins
when ritualistic pujas are offered. The second one is the Mahapuja, offered at
12 O' clock with mahanaivedya. It is elaborate and consumes hours. The third is
at 4 O' clock, when the popular Ekadashini is offered with Rudramantras and
abhisheka etc. There are no fixed rates for the sevas, but the devotees normally
offer their mite without grumble and feel honoured and blessed for availing
darsan and offering puja.
Mahasivaratri is the major periodical festival attracting thousands of devotees.
The place with colourful spectacles of Mother Nature in the height of beauty
with green verdure, tall peaks, gurgling rivers and sacred shrines casts an
enchantment on the tourists more than the devotees who visit the Lord for
salvation. This is an invaluable asset to the Konkanadesa and by enshrining one
of the dwadasa jyotirlingas, it has immortalized the Hindu India with a rare
spiritual treasure lasting for eternity.