Rituals of ‘Kalash Yatra’, ‘Kanya Bhoj’ mark Mahanavami in Bhilai

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 30 Sep 2017 09:45:03


Staff Reporter,


The impressive Kalash Yatra, Jawara Pujan, Nau Kanya Bhoj and rituals of Hawan marked the auspicious occasion of Mahanavami. Women devotees worshipped girl child as goddess while the males participated in rituals of Havan along with their family members. All major temples of the city and the Durga Utsav Pandals including Durga Mandir, Khursipar, Sheetla Mata Mandir, Shankarpara, Supela, Nehru Nagar, Kalibari, Bhilai, Vaishali Nagar, Kali Bari Durga Puja, Durgautsav Samiti, Lal Maidan, Gyan Darshan Ashram, Sector-10, Housing Board, Kalibari, Navyuvak Durgautsav, Targhar, Sector-6 Kalibari Durga Pooja, Bamleshwari Mandir, Sector-6, , Alopi Devi temple etc, witnessed long queues of devotees. The steel city temples echoed with the chant of “Jai Mata Ki”.

Vendors and Shopkeepers from nearby places of Temple were seen selling the decorative articles and festive puja clothes and other pooja materials while women devotees were seen offering traditional sindoor, panchabaraner guri (powder contains five different colours; kusum flowers, burnt coconut coir, turmeric, rice and bel patri), and decorative belongings like bangles, chunri, sindur, alta, sankha, Bengali topor (headgear of Bengali groom) and agarbattis, to the idol of their deity.

The grand Jyoti Kalash Yatra (Jawara Kalash) were taken out from various temples. Those devotees visited the temple believe that the wishes made before the goddess get fulfilled with her blessings.
The Navratri celebrations would conclude on Saturday with immersion procession.