Bhawanipatna, Oct 24: The famous Chatar Yatra of Goddess Manikeswari in Bhawanipatna was held early this morning without participation of devotees in view of the prevailing Covid situation.
All rituals were conducted as per tradition, bot no devotee were allowed into thebtemple during the Yatra.
Only priests, drummers of Jenabadya and a troupe of martial band ‘Ghumura’ were allowed to accompany the Chatar when it was carried back to the temple from Jenakhal.
The Kalahandi district administration has imposed restrictions on congregations. Besides, all entry points to Bhawanipatna have been sealed and Section 144 of CrPC has been imposed in the town from Friday till Sunday.