Lakhs of enthusiasts from Odisha and outside the state crowded Bhawanipatna to participate in the celebration and look for favors from Goddess Manikeswari to satisfy their desires.
A climate of otherworldliness, reflection and strict intensity grasped Bhawanipatna, the region central command of Kalahandi on Sunday, as Goddess Manikeswari, the authoritative god of the Western Odisha town, branched out of her homestead for the yearly stay called ‘Chhatar Jatra’. According to reports, the Bijay Pratima Chhatar of the divinity was before taken out from the sanctuary to Jenakhala on the edges of Bhawanipatna town. At around 5 am, the Chhatar was gotten back to the sanctuary an enormous parade, in the midst of the pounding of conventional drums like ‘Jena Badya’ and ‘Ghumura Badya’. Right now, the parade takes care of around four kilometers and arriving at the sanctuary at around 12 pm is normal.
The mysterious ceremonies were performed at Jenakhala during the evening. Enthusiasts whose desires were satisfied delivered pigeons over Chhatar as an image of harmony and love. They additionally petitioned Goddess Manikeswari for harmony and success all through the year.Lakhs of lovers from Odisha and outside the state crowded Bhawanipatna to participate in the celebration and look for gifts from Goddess Manikeswari to satisfy their desires.
Elaborate security game plan has been made to keep up with the rule of law in the town. Upwards of 12 companies of police powers have been conveyed for the smooth direct of the famous festival.”We have complete confidence in Maa Manikeswari. She has come external the sanctuary to give darshan to her lovers one time per year. We have completely given ourselves over before the Goddess. We are sure that she will deal with us and satisfy every one of our desires,” said a lover.