Bhubaneswar: An atmosphere of energetic festivity is now marked in the twin city of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar with Mahasaptami Puja of Maa Durga starting in nook and corner of the two cities since this morning.
Finally, the long wait of denizens and residents of nearby suburbs has come to an end as the Mother has opened Her eyes and raised Her hands to bless them. The Mahasaptami Puja is being conducted amid much devotion and religious fervour at all Puja Mandaps in the millennium city Cuttack and the capital city Bhubaneswar.
Hundreds of devotees, including women and children, have queued up to Puja Mandaps to offer Bhog and prayer to the Goddess Durga, who had killed powerful Mahishashura.
Apart from being a religious affair, lighting and high-rise Torans (gates) have also attracted devotees much. The Torans have turned background subject of the selfie being taken kids, youths or elderly people.