Daily Archives: February 21, 2012

Mahashivratri: Thousands throng temples to offer prayers to Lord Shiva

Almost all famous Shiva shrines in the state were packed on Monday, as devotees braved the scorching heat and made serpentine queues in front of temples to seek the blessings of the god on Mahashivratri. Policemen had a trying time on the festive day taming the sea of pilgrims at popular temples like Lingaraj in

Mela starts near Huma temple

Week-long festivities have begun at the world famous leaning Huma temple on the occasion of Mahashivaratri. The biggest attraction is the mela that is thronged by thousands of devotees who come to the temple. It is a big market for rural folks living in areas bordering Sambalpur and Sonepur districts. Though there is no direct

BJD unseats Cong from Sambalpur bastion

With a miraculous win of 10 seats in Sambalpur zilla parishad election, the BJD has established its base in the district, considered a  Congress bastion since a long time. BJD’s ZP win has in fact dealt a severe blow to Congress, which was hoping for a hat-trick win this time. According to sources, the presence