Report by Kahnu Nanda; Jagatsinghpur: The Bahuda Yatra festival was observed with much fanfare and gusto in several Jaganath temples across Jagatsinghpur district on Friday, No untoward incident was reported during the festival anywhere in the district as administration and police had made elaborate arrangements for the safety and security of the devotees and visitors, sources said.
Sources said that the Ratha Yatra is popular in six major places in different blocks of the district like Sidhal, Dhyana Kuda, Garei, Sarabanta, Gadakujanga and the port town of Paradeep where there are big Jagannath temples exist, Rath Yatra and Bahuda Yatra both are celebrated perennially in these places every year, following the tradition Rath yatra was observed on 21 June and Bahuda yatra on Friday where devotees had noticed pulling chariots in their localities.
The ceremonial procession and ritual connecting with the Bahuda Yatra fest of the deities to the chariots took place after the customary sweeping of chariots by eminent personalities of the locality on Friday afternoon after that chariot was pulled.
Report said that Bahuda yatra was observed at Pancha Sakha Pitha Dhyanakuda thousands of people from Baisi Mouza area took part in the celebration, in Tirtol block Bahuda Yatra was observed peaceful in Kanimula, Rahama, Banito, Kanakpur, Jaipur Jagannath temples. Similar Bahuda Yatra was observed in Sarabanta, Panchapally, Gadabisanpur Jaganath temples in Erasama block, Garei Ashram in Naugaon block, Sidhal Jagannath temple in jagatsinghpur outskirts including port town Paradeep residents had witnessed Bahuda Yatra of lord Jagannath on Friday and devotees had pulled chariot at 2 Pm and deities had reached temple at evening.
Civil administration and police officials had maintained law and order during the fest, while no untoward incident reported so far from anywhere in district,, police claimed.