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Fog mars Magha Saptami mela at Chandrabhaga as devotes fail to see sun

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OST Bureau

Konark, Feb 6:

Picture Courtesy: odisha.360.batoi.com
Picture Courtesy: odisha.360.batoi.com

There was in disappointment in store for lakhs of devotees who gathered at the Chandrabha beach here since last night for the holy dip in the sea on the auspicious occasion of Magha Saptami Mela as the sun refused to show up due to dense fog in the morning.

As per tradition, the devotees on Wednesday night took the idols of Lord Trivenishwar, Lord Ishaneswar and Lord Dakhineswar from the Sun Temple to the snana mandap at the beach in a huge procession.

They performed the ‘pinda daan’ along the beach in the nigh to propitiate their ancestors and seek fulfilment of their wishes. Later, they took the holy dip after the servitors performed the bathing rituals of the Lords.

The festival concluded peacefully with no untoward incident.

The district administration had made elaborate security measures for the smooth conduct of the festival.