The biannual event of Kirnotsav at Kolhapur's Ambabai temple, when sunlight falls directly on the ancient idol of the goddess has concluded on Feb 2. The festival concluded with the sunlight reaching the knees of the idol, starting from the head. However, the experience of the natural event was not satisfactory for the pilgrims due to poor air quality contributed by pollution and cloudy weather.
Another important phenomena that is in discussions about the famous 'Kirnotsav' festival is that the dates of the event have been changing remarkably since the last few years leading to uncertainty among the people and the temple authorities about the dates. Therefore, intellectuals as well as professionals are engaged in studies to investigate the phenomena further and understand the reason for the increasing uncertainty of dates.
The biannual event takes place on Nov 9, 10 and 11 and later on Jan 31, Feb 1 and 2. However, due to certain reasons the event has not been taking place as effectively as it used to initially. Therefore, the Pashchim Maharashtra Devasthan Samiti has organized a committee to investigate this phenomena that includes intellectuals as well.