Nabarangpur: In a noble way to celebrate Durga Puja, Nabarangpur SP Nitin Kusalkar today performed worship of nine minor girls as ‘Kanya Puja’. While there has been an increase in cases of atrocities against women across the State, this act of the Nabarangpur SP sets an example for many.
Along with his wife, Kusalkar worshipped the nine girls at the Durga Puja pandal near Police Ground in Nabarangpur town.
As per the beliefs, worshipping the young girls during Durga Puja will bring good fortune for family. Girls in the age group of two-11 years old are believed to be a form of Goddess Durga. The ‘Kanya Puja’ begins from Saptami during Durga Puja.