PM Modi, CM greet people of Odisha on Maha Vishuba Sankranti
Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and BJP national vice president Baijayant Panda and other eminent political leaders greeted the people of Odisha on the occasion of Odia New Year, also celebrated as “Maha Vishuba Sankranti”.
“This Maha Vishuba Sankranti may all your wishes come true. Praying for everyone’s well-being and happiness,” tweeted Prime Minister.
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik also took to twitter to wish the people on the occasion of ‘Vishuba Sankranti’ and wrote, “I pray that the New Year brings happiness and prosperity to all with the blessings of Lord Jagannath.”
Wishing the vibrant Odia community a Happy New Year! pic.twitter.com/IFVWP5hKzM
— Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 14, 2019
ପବିତ୍ର ବିଷୁବ ସଂକ୍ରାନ୍ତି ତଥା ଓଡ଼ିଆ ନବ ବର୍ଷରେ ସମସ୍ତଙ୍କୁ ମୋର ହାର୍ଦ୍ଦିକ ଶୁଭେଚ୍ଛା ଓ ଅଭିନନ୍ଦନ। ମହାପ୍ରଭୁ ଶ୍ରୀ ଜଗନ୍ନାଥଙ୍କ କୃପା ଓ ଆଶୀର୍ବାଦରୁ ନବ ବର୍ଷଟି ଆମ ସମସ୍ତଙ୍କ ପାଇଁ ସୁଖ ଓ ସମୃଦ୍ଧିର ବର୍ଷ ହେଉ। #OdiaNewYear #PanaSankranti pic.twitter.com/SW2j92ef7O
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) April 14, 2019
ପବିତ୍ର ମହାବିଷୁବ ସଂକ୍ରାନ୍ତି, ହନୁମାନ ଜୟନ୍ତୀ ଓ ଓଡ଼ିଆ ନବବର୍ଷରେ ଶ୍ରୀଯୁକ୍ତ @PandaJay ଙ୍କ ପକ୍ଷରୁ ସମସ୍ତଙ୍କୁ ହାର୍ଦ୍ଦିକ ଅଭିନନ୍ଦନ ଓ ଶୁଭେଚ୍ଛା। ଜଗନ୍ନାଥଙ୍କ ନିକଟରେ ପ୍ରାର୍ଥନା, ନବବର୍ଷ ସମସ୍ତଙ୍କ ପାଇଁ ସୁଖଶାନ୍ତି ତଥା ଆମ ରାଜ୍ୟ ପାଇଁ ସମୃଦ୍ଧି ଆଣିଦେଉ।
ଜୟ ଜଗନ୍ନାଥ 🙏🙏#PanaSankranti #OdiaNewYear #Odisha pic.twitter.com/3QoCYaLEEy
— Chowkidar Baijayant Panda Odia (@Panda_Odia) April 14, 2019
As the day is also celebrated as “Pana Sankranti, devotees across the state today thronged various temple to perform special puja. Special rituals were performed at Sri Jagannath Temple in Puri with recitation of the new Odia almanac (Panji) before the Holy trinity.
Maha Visuba Sankranti also marks the end of ‘Jhamu Yatra’. It is believed that all the wishes of devotes, who walk on burning charcols and thorns, get fulfilled during the Jhamu Yatra.
Devotees also were seen making a beeline in front of temples in the city to pay obeisance to Lord Hanuman on the occasion of the Hanuman Jayanti today. In Sambalpur Hanuman Jayanti is being celebrated in a unique way with ‘Akhada’ processions being taken out from different places in city.
In Rourkela, tight security arrangements have also been made for the Ram Navami procession.