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Parish Priest Fr Conceicao Dsilva blessing the harvest crop

Heralding a bountiful harvest

The annual ‘Konnsachem Fest’ was celebrated at Our Lady of Snows Church, Raia with great fervour in Raia, Rachol and the nearby villages.

Celebrated at the beginning of the harvest season in Goa, the ‘Konnsachem fest’ is a thanksgiving ritual wherein devotees pray for a fruitful harvest and God’s continued blessings.

As per tradition, parish priest Fr Conceicao Dsilva blessed the first crop of the season with a prayer and holy water. Devotees gathered around the field to participate in the prayers. Following this, devotees collected the first sheaves of paddy to keep it as a blessing in their homes.

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