As there were no Covid-related restrictions, the festival was observed with public participation after a gap of two years.
Maa Manikeswari, the reigning deity of the Western Odisha town Bhawanipatna, ventured out of her abode for her annual sojourn called ‘Chhatar Jatra’ on Wednesday.
Bhawanipatna: Hundreds of animals were sacrificed as the famous Chhatar Yatra of Goddess Manikeswari began amid much religious fervour here in Kalahandi district. According to sources, the ‘Mundabasa’ ritual of the Goddess was performed at the temple here on Ashtami tithi today at the midnight. Later, the Goddess was taken out to Jenakhala on the […]