Shigmotsav was celebrated in different villages in the Bicholim taluka with traditional fervour, pomp and gaiety.
Traditional folk groups went door-to-door demanding ‘shabai’. The popular ghodemodni folk dance began at Mulgaon, continued at Bordem-Bicholim and Gaonkarwada-Bicholim, and concluded at Sarvan. As part of the ghodemodni dance, three men in hobby-horse attire and brandishing swords took five rounds in procession from Goddess Santeri Temple of Mulgaon to the Ravalnath temple near Tambdo Rasto, Mulgaon.
After offering prayers to Shri Vadeshwar at Vadajaval-Bordem, the Bordem-Bicholim ghodemodni pathak comprising five hobby-horses took three rounds from Vadsheshwar to Bicholim circle near Shri Shantadurga High School, Bicholim. Hundreds of devotees and spectators thronged to witness the ghodemodni celebrations at Bordem.
The ghodemodni dance in Gaonkarwada was held on Sunday evening while the ghodemodni at Sarvan was held at midnight near Shri Shyampurush temple premises. The youth shouted ‘Ha, haei hayya’ and threw kerosene on the lighted ‘chud’ which is main feature of the Sarvan ghodemodni.
Romatamel troops from Sarvan went door-to-door in the villages of Vathadev and Vhavti. These troops performed folk dances and folk songs like chaurang, talgadi, morulo, etc.
The ghodemodni celebrations were followed by agnidivya, wherein vratshtha dhods walk over burning wood. The gade utsav of the villages of Kudne and Sal was held as a part of Shigmo festival.