Sital Sasthi 2023: Thala Utha ritual concludes in Sambalpur
The Thala Utha ritual also marks the beginning of fund raising for the Sital Sasthi Jatra. The representatives will go door to door to collect funds.
Sambalpur: The Thala Utha ritual, which marks the beginning of preparation for Sital Sasthi Jatra, which commemorates the divine marriage of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, concluded in Odisha’s Sambalpur.
According to sources, the Thala Utha ritual had begun in Loknath Baba of Jhaduapada, Balunkeshwar Baba of Nandapada and Jageswar Baba of Mudipada as per the traditions on the occasion of the Akshaya Tritiya and Krushak Divas today.
It is to be noted here that the Thala Utha ritual also marks the beginning of fund raising for the Sital Sasthi Jatra. The representatives will go door to door to collect funds.
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Members of the puja committee were selected as parents of the divine couple.
The Sital Sasthi Jatra, or the wedding of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, is slated to be held on May 24 and while the grand procession of the newly married divine couple will be held on May 25 and May 26, following which they will enter the temple.
Thousands of devotees and visitors gathered to have a glimpse of the divine couple during the Sital Sasthi festival.