Bhawanipatna, Oct 12: The annual festival of Maa Manikeswari which is famous as Chhatar Yatra is going to be held tomorrow.
Kalahandi district administration is all set to celebrate the yatra with no devotees adhering to the Corona protocols. However, aborigines of Bhawanipatna are ready to keep up the tradition of animal sacrifice before the deity on the occasion. It’s why the Bali bazaar (Animal market) which is meant for sale and purchase of animals like goat, sheep and roosters in order to sacrifice them before Manikeswari, remained crowded on Tuesday.
As Section of 144 has been imposed in Bhawanipatna town on the eve of the occasion, devotees are purchasing a huge number of animals and birds to sacrifice them at their homes.
To check the ways of outstation devotees for the occasion, police have sealed all the ways and passages to Bhawanipatna town since two days.
Notably, Chhatar Yatra of Maa Manikeswari attracts lakh of devotees to Bhawanipatna on the occasion. At the same time, animals and birds in thousand, are sacrificed before the deity for accomplishment of wishes.