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Ganesh Chaturthi in Puri

Recently, Lord Gannesh Puja being celebrated with much needed pump and galore all over Odisha. Recently, in Puri town also we can see this celebration in great glamour and does provide adequate amount of interest within population of Puri town. Recently, I travelled across in and around different areas of Puri town to find out what has been changes or additions after the onset of Fani cyclone which rocks each and every nuke and corner of Puri.

Fani cyclone breaks important structures of Puri and after three to four months Gannesh Puja came. This time, there are several changes to Puri town. This time the several time legislative assemblies MLA Maheswar Mohanty surprisingly lost this time to Puri head of corporate. This is one of the unexpected win and it is expected that with this people of Puri town, perhaps wants to have change and that is one of the indication of the way Puri will be going to change.


This time I noticed that the Gannesh idol, that is nearer to Puri sea-beach police station nearer to Acharya Harihar square, this time the size of Gannesh idol is lesser in height. After Fani I find that the height of Gannesh statue is lesser in height. The Gannesh statue nearer to Badashankh this time is bigger in height and the front design is exceptionally beautiful to look at it and the way that provides wonderful delight to see this wonderful exceptional designing.

Then, one statue nearer to my home is of the same size, and this time they do it at the last moment, as it is the same size and this time there is no people staying there, only idols is there. Sometimes, the nearby people stay inside the idol nearby by home and when I go outside from home and from outside I used to pray to Lord and it provides extremely wonderful delight when seeing Gannesh idol there.

Then, I moved in front towards nearer to Big Bazar and in front of it there is big Gannesh idol and it is of red color and wonderful and vivid and colorful idol and sad to see there is no one there but due to prime sun ray some people reach inside nearer in order to avoid sun burn and they removed both of their shoes, and stayed inside of it and this Gannesh idol is wonderful and red in color and that provides one of the most outstanding, place to live in.

Then, nearer to square just before Big Bazar, one of the biggest idol of Lord Ganesha I found at the entrance big statue of Lord Shiva and then inside the design I found that one of the biggest statue of Lord Gannesha with multiple hands provides one of the most outstanding Gannesh idol.

Last not the least I while returning back from morning walk through hera gouri sahi and at the square I see one of the wonderful idol of Lord Gannesha, with five face and five hands and one of the most outstanding panch vinayak and I moved always through this route but this time I found it one of the most memorable place which is full of devotional and spiritual experiences.

Mekap Nijog Meeting ମେକାପ ନିଯୋଗ ବୈଠକ

It was an evening that to be remembered for many days. After my sister’s marriage, I went to her in-laws home and stayed for a few hours. It was one of the most exciting and anticipating stay of my life there. It was planned suddenly as I reached home for some urgent work. It was the annual meeting and Daddy telephoned to me.

I reached two hours before the scheduled meeting and then at seven in the evening, both I and daddy went to the temple to attend Nijog. At the first instance, there is a doubt on the location of the place and for this, we reached near the log house and they asked a few persons about the location of Nijog. In the meantime, daddy telephoned one of the prominent workers of Nijog and he told that it was at the southern gate where there are two horses and opposite to Gaurang temple Nijog is situated.

We reached temple and then the location of Gaurang temple is known to daddy and there is nothing worry about it and then the location of Nijog needs to be searched for and it should be at the opposite side of Gaurang temple, and it has been found and it is at that place and then we seat at the nearby steps there to wait for other members to reach there so that the entire proceedings of meeting will soon start.

Prior to this, we have deposited our shoes at the shoe stand as no shoes are allowed inside temples. We received tickets and then keep it in a safe place inside pocket and then went into the temple for Nijog meeting. Daddy glanced at some other place and able to realize some additional members are reaching there, and beat at the ground there and in seeing this both me and daddy climbed down the stairs to reach them.

There was a complete silence after seeing us as we are new members of this community as daddy had to be in service for more than 39 years and completely detached from the community. Due to work he has to stay away from the community and for this he is trying his best to be included in it and after almost one year of the process finally he would be included in the community and so is me his son. It was one of the most anticipated moments for both me and my father to be included to worship Lord juggernaut.

We reached at the first floor there and all the members reached their one after another within a few minutes the small yet good located Nijog meeting hall would be filled with countless people and meeting started and at the start of the meeting. In the meeting secretary and treasurers are there and annual expenditures were discussed in detail there and questions and cross questions have been put together towards each other within few times and at one point of time the secretary accuses treasure of looting some huge money and thus started the acrimonious decisions making.

Then, after few minutes of discussion now it is time for the applicants and it is to be discussed and finalized at the meeting about allowing of pali of Lord Juggernaut and Big Lord and their sister and Big temple in this beach town of the eastern coastal district. It is a win for us and this gives the real impetus for daddy and me to reach the present situation.

It is like a dream come to be truthfulness after a prolonged one year of continuous perseverance and other forms of trying hard able to reach to a conclusion and finally, after the car festival is over one day, the sadhi bandana, vowing for seven of Lord is to be started soon.

It is a fantastic achievement to be included inside society after being stayed outside for long years seems to be one of the most spectacular achievements that is ever been there. It is a dream to come true. Having born in the family of priest of Lord Juggernaut and also with due course of time with the advent of reading and other forms of situation one has to find the real peace at the hands of Lord Juggernaut, it is one such feeling that one can hardly think of at any point of time.

The secretary of Nijog signed into the document, with two separate pages with daddy’s and mine name is written there, and then it is to be sent to temple office, prior to this all the formalities of clearances from various authorities are being taken and preserved there. It was an admirable anticipated moment with each passing day the significance of life and its related prospects for better future prospects has been in anticipation here.

This news has been spread across communities all across the boards and there has been a strong discussion among communities in this matter and happiness spread all over throughout entire communities. This is one of the most revered victories for all of us and with due course of time the matter is very close to the heart and is like reaching for dreams that have been just reached the beginning.

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Maha Shivaratri ମହା ଶିବରାତ୍ରି

Maha Shivaratri is a Hindu festival, celebrated by Hindus all over the world. This festival celebrated in the honour of Lord Shiva. It is observed once in the year and it falls in the Hindus calendar month of Magha. It is observed as the celebration of the arrival of summer. It is observed throughout the night in the honour of Lord Shiva.

It is one of the major and important festivals of Hindus and it is observed to overcome ills of darkness, and remove all sorts of ignorance and nighten the life for better belief and performance.

People observed fast in the honour of Lord Shiva, they chant prayers and offer prayer. In this process, people observe meditation, observed values and ethics of virtuous life in order to develop real meditation does provide immensely self-constraint and provide ample opportunities for people to look back into their own source and find out what are goods and evil they face in the walks of life.

It comes up with presentations of self-restraint and does not harm and observe the life in a complete religious festival in deep concentration and proper management to find out what is good and what should lie ahead of other.

All such states of forgiveness and fasting and meditations are in the honour of Lord Shiva and people by awake throughout the night, and fasting and staying in the complete sense of medication.

This is a very ancient festival observed by Hindus, and its origin of this observance of the festival is still not known. People offer fruits, flowers, meditate and raise chants of Lord Shiva throughout the night to remove the destructive elements and create more and more perspective of creation good virtues within yourself.

According to religious belief, on this very day way back Lord Shiva drank all of the poisons, to save the world from the clutches of evil glances. In this way, the universe is protected from all sorts of negativity from around the universe to let devotees live a good life.

On this day Lord Shiva performs the holy cosmic dance, in the universe and devotees chanting the holy hymns and conduct fasting and perform meditation to observe this holy day.

According to some tradition, this is the day when Lord Shiva got married to Goddess Parvati and most of unmarried Hindu girl observe this festival, in order to have a good husband like Lord Shiva. Some feel by observing fasts so that in the next life they would be at the Lord Shiva’s origin place and to have got the life worshipping, whole of life.

In Nepal on this occasion, the national holiday is observed and this festival is shared with great pomp and galore. Hindus of Mauritius and Indo-Caribbean Hindu communities observe this auspicious festival by offering milk, curd to Lor Shiva and go onto various temples to complete festival. Devotees stay in the long row and wait anxiously to offer prayer to Lord Shiva.

This very day is very significant as this day we observe the union of Lord Shiva and Shakti the two of the greatest forces of the universe. In another reason behind observe this festival, is that after drinking the ocean of poison in order to save humanity of universe, it is natural that Lord Shiva could fall asleep and people observe fast, in order to give company to Lord Shiva and devotees stay awake all the night with the greatest respect.

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