Fishermen celebrate ‘Nariyal Purnima’ to mark the beginning of new fishing season

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Mumbai, Aug 08 (ANI): Fishermen community in Mumbai celebrated the annual festival of ‘Nariyal Purnima’ to mark the beginning of new fishing season. Amid drum beats, the members of the community, also known as Kolis, took out a colourful procession with a giant replica of coconut and offered real coconuts to lord Varun, the Hindu god of water, with hope of having a good season ahead. The festival holds significance in the community, as it heralds resumption of fishing activities after a break during the monsoon.

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