Hundreds of Animals slaughtered on Chhatar Jatra

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Kalahandi: Hundreds of animals were sacrificed today at Bhawanipatna in Odisha’s Kalahandi district on the occasion of famous Chhatar Jatra of the goddess Manikeswari, officials said.

The mass sacrifice was carried out in the presence of policemen and administrative officers, the officials added. At least, 20 platoons police force deployed as crowd gathers in large numbers to witness the age-old tradition of animal sacrifice

As per rituals, animals are sacrificed on the road during the procession of Chhatar, the return journey of the Goddess, from Jenakhala to the main temple. Devotees also release pigeons for fulfillment of their wishes.

 

 

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