Devotees throng Sakhigopal on Amla Navami

Puri: On the occasion of Amla Navami, devotees thronged Sakhigopal temple in Puri to have darshan of the feet of Goddess Radha on Friday.

The district administration has made elaborate arrangements for the smooth conduct of the festival. To avoid any untoward situation, 14 platoons of police force have been deployed. Also, proper arrangements were made for vehicular traffic movement during the darshan.

As per the Hindu tradition, the feet of Goddess Radha are kept for darshan only once in a year during Amla Navami. The devotees get a chance to pay obeisance and touch the feet of the Goddess.

It is believed that one can acquire blessings of the Goddess after having darshan of the Radha’s feet.