Sangodd at Cumbharjua

The Cumbarjua canal was agog with music, crackers and nearly 20 floats on boats. The occasion was the traditional ‘sangodds‘, on which the people of Marcel and Cumbharjua take their Ganesh idols for immersion in the river on boats tied together and decorated with floats depicting mythological events and popular scenes. The boats take seven rounds in the river. People, coming from all over Goa, watch from both the picturesque banks. The bridge of the Cumbarjua canal, connecting the villages of Marcela and Cumbarjua also gets packed with crowds.



The major float comes from the temple village of Marcel, and until it arrives, the ceremonies cannot begin at Cumbarjua.

Joel D’Souza