Thakurani Yatra extended by 11 days

Berhampur: In view of popular demand, the district administration in Ganjam has extended the famous Thakurani Yatra in Berhampur by 11 days.

The biennial festival, which started on March 28, will continue till April 27, officals said today.

Initially, the district administration had allowed the festival committee to hold the yatra for 20 days even though the latter had sought permission for 31 days.

“Several people aproached the district administration requesting for extension of the festival”, said Sub-Collector (Berhampur) Nikhil Pawan Kalyan.

The festival is attracting huge crowd from different places and hundreds of the people are thronging the Silk City to witness the yatra.

Locals dressed like mythological characters are seen moving around the city and so are chariots in different shapes like boita (ship) and doli (swing).