Chandrabhaga, Feb 1: Thousands of devotees took a holy dip in the sea at Chandrabhaga and offered prayers to God Sun this morning on the occasion of ‘Magha Mela’.
People from different parts of the country had congregated at the beach from Friday night to take a dip in the early morning.
The district administration had made elaborate arrangements for the safety of devotees with deployment of life guards.
Devotees throng to Chandrabhaga every year on Magha Saptami in the Odia calendar month of Magha to take a dip.
It is believed that a dip here on this occasion cleanses sins and keeps skin diseases away.