Sital Sasthi: Gods back in their abodes

After a week-long festivity, curtains came down on the Sital Sasthi in Sambalpur. As the Lords entered their respective temples on Sunday, revellers retired to their homes after having hectic time.

Earlier in the morning, intense heat and humidity failed to dampen the spirits of people who kept thronging various Shiva temples to get a glimpse of the homecoming procession of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

Considered the biggest cultural carnival of Asia, more than 5,000 artistes had arrived in Sambalpur to perform the traditional dances. Dance troupes from Assam, Punjab, Bihar, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Purlia were invited.

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