Bhubaneswar: Like earlier days, devotees in large numbers have lined up at various Puja Mandaps to have Darshan of Maa Durga on the auspicious occasion of Mahanavani on Thursday.
Mahanavami rituals have started at all Maa Durga Mandaps across the State, including the twin city of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.
While Maa Durga Devi will be worshiped at Puja Mandaps for two more days, the number of people is expected to rise at various Mandaps today.
Beautiful Torans, depicting historic word-level monuments and lighting decorations have remained to be another major attractions for the revellers.
Huge crowds were seen visiting Mandaps, especially at Rasulgarh, Nayapalli, Saheed Nagar, Old Station Bazzar, Jharpada, Barmunda and Unit I, on the occasion of Mahashtami on Wednesday.
In Cuttack, Mangalabag, Choudhury Bazaar, Badambadi, College Square, Chauliaganj and Khannagar Puja Mandaps are witnessing huge rush through the day.
Well planned traffic management by Odisha police has helped people in having smooth movement and Darshan of Devi Durga idols at different Mandaps.