Bhubaneswar: Gaja Bhoga and Tarana were offered to Baba Dhabaleshwar at the Dhabaleshwar Pitha under Athagarh area in Cuttack district early this morning.
Gaja Bhoga is a special sandwich offered to Baba Dhabaleswar on the occasion of Bada Osha during Panchuka in the holy month of Kartika. Taran, a special type of cooked rice, is also offered to the Lord Shiva in the Shree Shree Dhabaleshwar Temple and other Shiva temples in the State.
On the fourth day of the Panchuka on Monday, lakhs of devotees thronged the Dhabaleswar Pitha located on an island, which is surrounded by the Mahanadi at all four sides. People are queuing up to have Darshan of Baba Dhabeswar, said reports.
Adequate security personnel have been deployed in the island for smooth visit of the Lord.
Notably, devotees walk on a hanging bridge to reach the shrine. Besides, mechanical boats are also available for them to cross the river to reach the temple.