Devotees Throng Sakhi Gopinath Temple For Radha Pada Darshan

Sakhigopal: Lakhs of devotees thronged the Sakhi Gopinath Temple at Sakhigopal in Puri on Saturday for the Radha Pada Darshan on the auspicious occasion of Anla Navami.

The devotees got a chance to witness Odiani Vesha (dressed up in traditional Odia woman) on this occasion. Anla Nabami is observed on the ninth day of the holy month of Kartik. Devotees were seen in a long queue in front of the temple since last night. The district administration has also made security arrangements in view of the rush.
This year, the devotees are allowed to see the feet of Goddess Radha. They could not touch the feet of Goddess Radha like every year. The district administration has taken this step anticipating rush in the temple.
As many as 17 platoons of police force have been deployed near the temple. The devotees are doing darshan within a barricade.

On the occasion of Anla Nabami, the temple was opened at 12 am last night and Mangalarati, Mardhhan, Abakasha Niti, Surya Puja, Dwarapala Puja, Ballava, Sakala Dhupa, Bala Dhupa, Madana Mohana Deba, and Deba Niti were performed.

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