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: 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, […]
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 […]
Bhawanipatna: Chhatar Jatra, the famous annual festival of Maa Manikeswari, the presiding Goddess of Kalahandi district, begins here with pomp and devotion. According to sources, the ‘Mundabasa’ ritual of the Goddess is performed at the temple here on Ashtami tithi in Shukla Pakhya in the month of Ashwina. The ‘Gupta Puja’ (Secret Worship) of the […]
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 […]
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 […]
Bhawanipatna: Famous Chhatar Jatra of Maa Manikeswari, the presiding goddess of Kalahandi district, will be held on October 9. According to sources, the ‘Mundabasa’ ritual of the goddess will be performed at the temple here on Ashtami tithi in Shukla Pakhya in the month of Ashwina. The ‘Gupta Puja’ (secret worship) of the goddess will […]