Monthly Archives: May 2012

Lord Shiva-Parbati, the newly wedded couple visit the city to bless the devotees

Lord Shiva-Parbati, the newly wedded couple visit the city to bless the devoteesAfter the sacred marriage ceremony of lord Shiva-Parbati, the newly wedded couple have paid a visit to the city to bless the devotees. The couple after tying their knot returned to the temple and on the midnight started their visit to the city with other deities. In a well decorated Chariot the godly couple created an ambiance of real marriage and the only exception was people in lakhs were on the streets to see the couple.

Places like Nandapada, Jhaduapada, Mudipada are crowded being Shitalsasthi and Shiva-parbati Marriage is done here. The Bambarada Balunkeswar of Nandapada along with Parbati visiting in the city along with Sakhigopal, Panchabaktra & Nrusgha in a Chariot made of Parabha. Tablues on the theme of Women Education, Wildlife Conservation, Sambalpuri Culture & Sunstroke Awareness were also a part of the yatra. Megha Dance of Puri, Ghanta party from Bolangir and Bargarh, Darpan of Chhatisgarha, Madal, Dandapat, Odissi, Tribhngi, Dhankuta, Jodi Sankha of Berhumpur, Bhangda, Dholki of Patna, Kobra of Waltier, Ghoda-Bagha, Chhau Dance etc werethe attraction in Cultural programmes.

Lord Lokanatha & Parbati along with Radhakrushna, Hanuman & Panchabaktra of Jhaduapada started their yatra in a well decorated chariot. In the procession more than 25 cultural programme teams have participated. Artists from Punjab, Bihar, Chhatisgarh have participated along with other cultural teams.

Sital ShasthiThe main attraction of Mudipada Yatra was the local artist’s decorated Chariot made with parabha where Jageswar Mahadev-Parbati, Radhakrushna & Hanuman started their yatra. Tablues on the theme of Sai Baba, Sachin’s 100th Century, Wildman, Cow Conservaton etc were attracting people around Sambalpur. Cultural parties from different part of the state are performing in the yatra while artists from Assam, Rajsthan & Cuttack were performing danceand music on mobile stages.

Sitaleswar of Badabazar, Pahadeswar of Budharaja, Madhata of Maneswar, Gupteswar of Thakurpada, Tarakeswar of sindurapanka, Nilakantheswar of Hirakud also have started their yatra in the city. All the deities will return to the temple by Sunday evening.

 

 
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Odisha CHSE +2 result will be published on 30th may

CHSE OdishaOdisha CHSE board +2 result will be published on 30th may. The education minister will anounce the CHSE Board +2 results in a press meeting on 30th may at sachivalaya premises according to Nihar Patnaik, president of odisha CHSE Board.

After the anouncement of the results at 9:30 am, the results booklet will available at CHSE Board decided zone sambalpur, baripada, bramhapur and also availabe at the office of the CHSE Board, bhubaneswar after 10 am. Resuls will also available at website http://orissaresults.nic.in/, http://dheorissa.in/,  http://ori.nic.in/chseorissa/,  http://as.ori.nic.in/chseorissa/ .
 
One can also get the results by sms, type “Result <space> OR12 <space> Roll Number” and send it to 56263.
Example: RESULT OR12 YOUR ROLL NUMBER

Sital Shasthi Procession in sambalpur

Sital Shathi Procession in sambalpur

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Heatwave in State unrelenting; Sambalpur at 46.7o Celsius

As most parts of the State continued to be in the grip of unrelenting and worsening heat wave for the last three weeks allegedly taking a toll of 81 persons, the State Government on Saturday asked the district authorities to intensify the awareness drive to avoid health hazards.

Severe heat wave conditions continued to prevail in over 18 districts with mercury hovering above 45 degrees Celsius in at least seven districts and the residents of Sambalpur being at the worst receiving end. It was the hottest place in the State on the day, recording the highest 46.7 degrees Celsius. While Hirakud and Sonepur each registered 46.2 degrees Celsius, the temperature at Jharsuguda was at 46 degrees, Titilagarh 45.8 degrees, Balangir 45.5 degrees, Sundargarh 45, Bhawanipatna 44.7, Keonjhargarh 43.2 degrees Celsius.

Bhubaneswar region experienced 40.6 degrees Celsius, making life miserable, coupled with frequent power cuts.

Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Surjya Narayan Patro, who reviewed the heat wave situations, told newsmen that the death toll due to sunstroke had gone up to 19 as there were unofficial reports of 81 sunstroke deaths. The district Collectors have already been asked to verify the deaths case by case and report the exact deaths due to sunstroke, he said.

Stating that the weatherman has informed that the monsoon is likely to be delayed this year and may touch Odisha coast by the end of third week, Patro said the prevailing heat-wave may act upon the health of the people. The Government has advised the district collectors to undertake massive awareness campaigns to avoid the adverse effect of the heat wave, Patro said.

On the alleged death of labourers during this summer, Patro said the district Collectors of Mayurbhanj, Sundargarh and Baleswar from where the alleged deaths have been reported, were asked to investigate and report to the Government soon. The labour inspectors under the Labour Department were also told to monitor the situation and ensure that no workers worked between 11 am and 3 pm.

Restriction in plying the buses between 11 am and 3 pm would continue to be imposed till the monsoon arrives, he said, adding that the Discoms have been asked for immediate replacement of faulty transformers to ensure sustained power supply.

Sital Sasthi festival bridges Brahmanical divide

This year the Sital Sasthi festival has brought together two sections of Brahmins, who have been at loggerheads since decades. All these years the Aranyak and Utkaliya groups have been organizing their independent yatras. The Aranyaks originating from Uttar Pradesh live in Sambalpur’s Jhaduapara, while the Utkaliyas (Odia) Brahmins from Puri live in Nandapara. There was also no marriage between the sections and they organized the Sital Sasthi festival separately every year.

But now the situation has changed after the Jhaduapara Yatra Committee married Loknath to Parbati, whose parents belong to the Utkaliya section. The committee selected Hari Sankar Nanda and his wife Radhika Nanda of Sasan village as Parbati’s parents.

Nanda belongs to Utkaliya section and his ancestors came from Puri to Sambalpur at the behest of the ruler of Sambalpur Ajit Singh.

“I am an Utkaliya Brahmin but was selected by the Jharuapara Yatra Committee to play the role of Parbati’s parent. It is God’s wish,” said Hari Sankar. His wife is exuberant at the status bestowed upon them. “I have four daughters. But now I got another one as Parbati. The goddess has fulfilled my wishes”, said Radhika on Saturday.

The decision was mutual with both sects willing to bridge the divide. “Now we do not feel there is any difference between us. We selected Nanda babu after he approached us,” said Sanjeeb Padhi, a senior member of Jhaduapara Yatra committee.

The Aranyaks and Utkaliya sects of Brahmin started this festival 400 years ago. Historians believe that the competition between the two groups kept the festival going all these years. But the contest between the two was minimized after Modipara, Badabazar, Thakurpara and Budharaja areas too took out their procession on Sital Sasthi. “We have experienced a steep competition between Jhadua (Aranyak) and Odia (Utkaliya) Brahmins of Sambalpur that also reflected on the Sital Sasthi Yatra. In the 70s, the administration was forced to separate the yatra route because of the growing law and order problems,” educationist K C Panda said. “However, things have changed over the past few decades with the changing times. Marriages are now taking place between the two sects”, he added.