It is a festive and colourful occasion for which thousands of devotees take part. They create the puppets and effigies of the characters from the Hindu mythology to participate in the Shigmo parade. According to the Hindu mythology, Goa is also known as the land of the Gods and with the good reasons. There are hundreds of Gods and Goddesses with differing traditions, rituals and names, adored in Goa. Most of these have Remained unchanged over the centuries while others have modified collaterally with the circumstances and changing times.
The creation of the floats and the puppets to participate in the parade begin much earlier. Artists put all their skills and ideations in the detailing of the characters exactly as mentioned in the Hindu mythology. The artists work hard to make it look attractive even by maintaining the real look and feel of the character. Use of plaster of Paris and polystyrene makes it light in weight that eases the movement of mobile puppets.