Pradeep Pattanayak

Odisha Governor Raghubar Das visited the Tara Tarini temple to seek blessings of the presiding deity of Ganjam on Thursday, the second day of his two-day visit to the district. 

The Odisha Governor has been visiting different parts of the state recently and listening to people’s grievances. Presently, he is on a two-day visit to Ganjam district. Today, he visited Tara Tarini temple, offered puja, and sought blessings from the goddess. 

Thereafter, we went around the temple and had a discussion with the priests. Then he took stock of the beautification and development work going on outside the temple. 

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He was very pleased to see the beautification work taken up along the Rushikulya River. According to the servitors, the Governor expressed his wish to offer ‘pinda’ to his forefathers there. 

“Upon his arrival, we the priests of the temple first gave a warm welcome to the Odisha Governor. Then he went into the sanctum sanctorum of the temple and offered puja to the deity. He spent around half an hour to 45 minutes in the temple. He was happy to see that all were doing their bits to preserve the state’s art and culture. He also visited the Rushikulya River and was delighted to see the beautification work taken up. He also expressed his desire to offer ‘Pinda’ to his forefathers there some other day,” said Bapujee Rana, a servitor of Tara Tarini temple. 

Thereafter, the Governor proceeded straight towards Huma. On the way, he met a Thalassemia patient and after hearing about his financial problems, he assured him an assistance of Rs 1 lakh.

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