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Chhatar Yatra: SC Stays Orissa HC’s Ban On Animal Sacrifice

Kalahandi: The Supreme Court on Friday put an interim stay on the Orissa High Court’s order of banning animal sacrifice during the historic annual Chhatar Yatra at Bhawanipatna. The High Court had imposed a ban on sacrifice of the animals and birds in and around the precincts of Maa Manikeshwari temple during the festival. Petitioner […]

HC Ban On Animal Sacrifice During Chhatar Jatra Brews Resentment

Bhawanipatna: A day after the Orissa High Court issued a directive to stop animal sacrifice during the annual Chhatar Jatra observed at Manikeswari temple in the town, public have expressed their disapproval over the stricture. Taking cognizance of thousands of animals sacrificed every year on the streets of Bhawanipatna on the occasion of Chhatar jatra, […]

Maa Manikeswari’s Chhatar Jatra Begins In Bhawanipatna

Bhawanipatna: An air of spiritualism and divinity grips Bhawanipatna, the district headquarter of Kalahandi, as Maa Manikeswari ventured out of her abode for the annual sojourn called ‘Chhatar Jatra’ today. As per the Odia calendar, Maa Manikeswari is taken out of her temple for this divine journey on the eighth day of Shukla Paksh in […]

Tension over animal sacrifice in Mathakhai Temple in Bolangir

Bolangir: Tension surfaced at Mathakhai temple, some five kilometres away from Bolangir town, after a group of tribals pressed for performing animal sacrifice at the temple. However, the move was opposed by a non-tribal group which alleged that despite the ban on animal sacrifice, the tribal group was adamant on performing animal sacrifice in the […]

PIL filed in HC to ban animal sacrifice during ‘Chhatar Jatra’

Bhawanipatna: A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in Orissa High Court seeking a ban on animal sacrifice during the famous ‘Chhatar Jatra’ of Maa Manikeswari at Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district. The PIL filed by social activist Jayanti Das urged the court to instruct Kalahandi district administration to check mass sacrifice of animals including […]

Sulia Sacrifice, Sulia Yatra
Gory ritual marks Sulia fest

Bhubaneswar: Hundreds of animals were sacrificed as part of a tribal custom during the “Sulia Yatra” in Odisha’s Bolangir district on Tuesday. The sacrifice of animals was carried out to appease the gods. Hundreds of animals, such as goats and buffalos, were killed during the puja while the district administration and police remained mute spectators. […]

Sulia Jatra begins in Bolangir district

Bolangir: The annual Sulia Yatra began with much fervour in Bolangir district today. Like every year, hundreds of animals such as goat and buffalo will be sacrificed during the celebration at Khairguda village under Tusura police station in the district. On Saturday, the District Adivasi Kalyan Sangh and the Milita Sulia Puja Committee had announced […]

Tension over animal sacrifice in Bolangir temple

Bolangir: Tension ran high over animal sacrifice at the Mathakhai temple, on the outskirts of the town today after a group of non-tribal people opposed the move of the tribals of sacrificing animals. A face-off between the two groups occurred at the temple following which police faced a tough time to pacify the groups. The […]

Despite ban, mass animals slaughtered during ‘Chhatar Jatra’

Bhawanipatna: The age-old faith took precedence over reasoning as more than 40,000 animals including goats, hen and roosters were sacrificed in full public view today at Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district on the occasion of famous ‘Chhatar Jatra’ of the presiding goddess Manikeswari despite a ban imposed by district administration on the gory ritual. The ban […]