Daily Archives: September 11, 2013

Nuakhai Celebration in Western Odisha

Yesterday, Nuakhai was celebrated with gaiety and religious fervour and today the day after the Nuakhai is the BASI of Nuakhai. The Navanna (newly harvested rice) was offered to Goddess Samaleswari, the presiding deity of Sambalpur, at the stipulated lagna (auspicious moment) between 10.18 am and 10.32 am. During this period, families also offered the

Two devotees injured in mishap

Devotees had a narrow escape in Nrusighanath temple of  Gandhamardan hill range after heavy rain triggered heavy flow of water in 20 feet high Chaldhar waterfall on Tuesday. While two devotees were injured and locals with help of fire brigade personnel rescued devotees downstream who had been washed away due to the high current of