Rain fails to dampen Ganesh Chaturthi's revelry in Berhampur

The Sidhi Vinayak Pitha at Panchama witnessed a turn out of thousands of devotees on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.

Published: 06th September 2016 06:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th September 2016 06:27 AM   |  A+A-

Rain fails

BERHAMPUR:  The Sidhi Vinayak Pitha at Panchama witnessed a turn out of thousands of devotees on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi despite incessant rainfall. Elaborate arrangements were made to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi at Panchama shrine where The Lord is believed to have emerged from a cavity of a peepal tree. Situated about 12 km from here, at Randha square near Andhra-Orissa border, the temple is said to be a 15th century architecture. According to historians, the shrine has been visited by several high profile devotees and scholars including king Purushotom Dev and Kanchi Kamakothi Pitha Shankaracharya. Devotees from West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh visited the temple and offered prayers. To avoid any untoward incident, four platoons of police were deployed in the temple vicinity. In Berhampur city, 100 puja pandals have come up where Lord Ganesh is being worshipped.

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