Bhubaneswar: The holy Panchuka (last five days of the holy month of Kartika) is being held amid devotional fervour in houses and Shiva and all other temples across the State from today.
Lakhs of devotees visited the famous Dhabaleshwar peeth on Cuttack outskirts, Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar, Loknath Temple and Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri and many other Temples across Odisha.
Devotees were seen standing in long queues to have Darshan of Lord Dhabaleshwar of the Dhabaleshwar Peeth located on a hill surrounded by the Mahanadi. Lord Dhabaleswar adorns special Badasinghar Vesha for five days from the first day of the Panchuka.
Likewise, devotees visited and officer prayers in other temples.
It is informed that the Trinity of Shree Jagannath Temple will adorn in five different Veshas during the Panchuka, which includes Bada Osha and Kartika Purnima (otherwise known as Danga Bhasa Purnima). Bada Osha is celebrated amid the most serenity in the Dhabaleswar Temple.
In private households, people wake up early in the morning and visit Shiva and other temples in their respective villages. They draw Panchuka Muruja (painting drawn with dusts of five coloours) at the Tulasi Chura on the occasion.
Adequate police personnel have been deployed at Dhabaliswar, Lengaraj and other temples for smooth Darshan of the lords.