Saturday, September 12, 2015

Ashokastami Festival

This is celebrated in grand form at the Lingaraj Temple at Bhubaneswar. This is a chariot festival like the Car Festival of Puri. The protege of Lord Lingaraj (Siva) is taken out in a wooden chariot from the main temple to Rameswar temple. The chariot returns after a four day stay with Mausi Maa.

Also known as Rath jatra, Ashokastami is celebrated in the month of April. Lord Lingaraj is settled on a chariot and carried to Rameswar temple from the main temple. This jatra is visited by many devotees singing and dancing along the way. The idol of Lord Lingaraj is then returned to its main temple after four days. This festival celebrate in all men and women's. wear in new saree

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