Bhubaneswar: Mahasaptami Puja of Maa Durga during the ongoing Dussehra festival is being conducted amid a devotional ambience at Puja Mandaps across the State.
There about 400 puja pandals in the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar where Mahasaptami Puja was conducted amid chanting of Mantras and offerings of oblation at yajnas.
Thousands of devotees have thronged Puja Mandaps to witness Mahasaptami Puja. Devotees also offered bhog to appease Maa Jagatjanani for betterment of their respective families.
Beautiful tableaus of historic monuments erected at major Puja Mandaps have attracted visitors the most. Taking selfies and group photos with such erected tableaus on the background are seen at every Puja Mandaps, thanks to smart phones.
Proper arrangements for free flow of traffic have been made near all Puja Mandaps. Patrolling systems have been expedited in the twin cities for safety and security of Puja revellers.