Berhampur: All roads led to the Tara Tarini temple in Odisha’s Ganjam district today as Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik attended Pratistha Mahotsav of the renovated and revamped Shakti Peetha near Purushottampur today.
Devotion, Vedic chants and sounds of conch shells, bells and gongs from the temple reverberated in the air as hundreds of devotees thronged the Shakti Peetha on the last day of the five-day Pratistha Mahostav today. CM Naveen visited the temple to pay obeisance to the presiding deity of Ganjam district and inaugurated various facilities made for devotees.
Speaking on the occasion, Patnaik said, “The new look of Maa Tara Tarini temple is an example of Odisha’s unique traditions of art, architecture and sculpture. Renovation of the temple will help attract more devotees and tourists.”
He also congratulated to all the artists and artisans involved in the renovation project. On the occasion, the CM felicitated Smitesh Mohapatra, grandson of eminent sculptor late Raghunath Mohapatra, who was instrumental in construction of the magnificent temple.
The CM also called upon everyone to work together for the development of district through peace and cooperation. On sidelines of the event, Patnaik also laid the foundation stone for various developmental projects on the banks of Rushikulya river.
Servitors from various temples across the state, including Puri Jagannath temple, Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar, Samaleshwari Temple in Sambalpur and Baldev Jew temple in Kendrapada joined the ceremony.
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