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Machete worship at Azara, buffalo sacrifice today

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 Sep 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From our Correspondent

AZARA, Sept 17: The royal machetes were taken out from the Royal temple of Nripendra rayan Singha to Sri Sri Burhi Gossaini Temple for worship at Sajjpara Larapahar in Azara on Wednesday.

As the tradition goes, the Royal machetes used in sacrifices of animals before the Goddess are worshiped instead of clay idols during the Durga Puja every year. This practice has been going on from time immemorial under the patroge of the Royal family. However, approximately since 1937-38 it has been a community puja in the area. The puja is going on under the aegis of Upardani Taluk in the area. The taluk encompasses Sajjanpara, Andherijuli, Rajapanichanda, Jobegaon, Rangapara, Bakrapara, Gauripur, Hathaguri, Muraribasti, Kamalpara, Nowapara, Goriapara, Satargaon, Nepalibasti and Bhakatpara. The machetes were taken to the temple amidst performances Ojapali, Dhulia etc. Though the puja begins from Sapthami, sacrifices start from Ashthami when buffaloes will be sacrificed at the puja.

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