Odisha: Berhampur yatra comes to a close

Updated On May 03, 2017 11:57 AM IST

Thakurani Yatra of Berhampur in Ganjam district is one of the biggest festivals of Odisha. Celebrated with all pomp and gaiety once in two years, the month-long festival marks the journey of Goddess Budhi Thakurani, presiding deity of the Silk City, is taken to her temporary abode at Desibehera street. During the festival, people move around the streets dressed as mythological characters.

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Thakurani Yatra of Berhampur in Ganjam district is one of the biggest festivals of Odisha. Celebrated with all pomp and gaiety once in two years, the month-long festival marks the journey of Goddess Budhi Thakurani, presiding deity of the Silk City, is taken to her temporary abode at Desibehera street. During the festival, people move around the streets dressed as mythological characters. (Arabinda Mahapatra / HT Photo)
Updated on May 03, 2017 11:57 AM IST

Thakurani Yatra of Berhampur in Ganjam district is one of the biggest festivals of Odisha. Celebrated with all pomp and gaiety once in two years, the month-long festival marks the journey of Goddess Budhi Thakurani, presiding deity of the Silk City, is taken to her temporary abode at Desibehera street. During the festival, people move around the streets dressed as mythological characters. (Arabinda Mahapatra / HT Photo)

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According to the rituals, Desibehera and his wife along with several others go to the Thakurani Temple in a procession to invite the goddess at midnight on the first day.
Updated on May 03, 2017 11:57 AM IST

According to the rituals, Desibehera and his wife along with several others go to the Thakurani Temple in a procession to invite the goddess at midnight on the first day.

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Large number of devotees witnessed the Ghata Parikrama (soul procession) of Maa Bhudhi Thakurani . The biannual extravaganza is basically the festival of the local weaver community, known as Devangiris.
Updated on May 03, 2017 11:57 AM IST

Large number of devotees witnessed the Ghata Parikrama (soul procession) of Maa Bhudhi Thakurani . The biannual extravaganza is basically the festival of the local weaver community, known as Devangiris.

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A lady devotee takes part in the procession of the deity.
Updated on May 03, 2017 11:57 AM IST

A lady devotee takes part in the procession of the deity.

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A portrait of a young boy dressed up as Lord Krishna at a pandal.
Updated on May 03, 2017 11:57 AM IST

A portrait of a young boy dressed up as Lord Krishna at a pandal.

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Maa Budhi Thakurani Yatra begins with a grand procession from Berhampur to Maa Budhi Thakurani Temple.The citizens of Berhampur consider the goddess as their daughter during the festival and accord the deity all the honour and respect deserving of a daughter.
Updated on May 03, 2017 11:57 AM IST

Maa Budhi Thakurani Yatra begins with a grand procession from Berhampur to Maa Budhi Thakurani Temple.The citizens of Berhampur consider the goddess as their daughter during the festival and accord the deity all the honour and respect deserving of a daughter.

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After the procession moves through city streets, it returns to a temporary halt amidst chanting of prayers, blowing of conches and dancing by the crowds.
Updated on May 03, 2017 11:57 AM IST

After the procession moves through city streets, it returns to a temporary halt amidst chanting of prayers, blowing of conches and dancing by the crowds.

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