Cuttack: The special worships of Goddesses have begun in different shrines of Odisha. Accordingly, the special Sodasha Upachar puja of Goddess Cuttack Chandi, the prime deity of the silver city, has begun. During the coming 16 days of worship, Maa Cuttack Chandi will wear different attires.
As per reports, the Sodasa Upachar puja will continue for coming sixteen days while devotees will get darshan of the Goddess as She will be attired with different Beshas.
Goddess Cuttack Chandi will be adorned with these famous attires in the coming 16 days: Suna besha, Bhubaneswari besha, Ugratara besha, Raja Rajeshwari besha, Tripura Bhairabi besha, Matangi besha, Jaya Durga besha, Narayani besha, Harachandi besha, Sodashi besha, Bana Durga besha, Gayatri besha, Bagalamukhi besha, Mahakali besha, Mahalaxmi besha, Maha Saraswati besha and Mahisamardini besha.
To witness the special worship of Goddess Cuttack Chandi, more numbers of devotees have started to visit Her temple in Cuttack. The worship is going on amid execution of all the prescribed rituals. Devotees are seen paying obeisance to the Mother Goddess with lighting lamps amid fragrance of incense sticks and offerings while getting blessed by the Goddess.
Of course, in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, the administration has asked devotees not to crowd the temple to stop spreading of the deadly virus.