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Tag: Samleswari Temple

‘Shradha’, special prayers offered to forefathers on Mahalaya today

Puri/Bhubaneswar: Specials prayers were offered and rituals held at different temples across the State as thousands of devotees thronged temples to offer ‘shradha’ (homage) to their forefathers on the occasion of Mahalaya today. Heavy footfalls were seen at Shri Jagannath temple in Puri as devotees gathered at the “Baishipahacha” (22-stairs of the temple) since morning […]

Nuakhai festival celebrated in Odisha; ‘Nabanna’ offered to Maa Samaleswari

Bhubaneswar: Festivities gripped Western parts of the State today as the people celebrated Nuakhai, the agrarian festival of Western Odisha with much pomp and grandeur. As per the ‘Lagna’, the season’s first crop ‘Nabanna’ was offered to Goddess Samaleswari, the presiding deity of Sambalpur, between 8:10 am and 8:40 am today. “The rituals started at […]