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Sirsi Jatra 2014–Rathotstav


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Where were we? Oh yeah, we had seen all traditions/customs performed on first day of jatra in the Marikamba temple. Now it’s time for Rathotstav where Marikamba Devi is taken into a chariot and rowed from temple premises to Bidki Bail(town centre). So let’s start our journey from the temple.

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As we traverse, there are lot of dol thashas/drum rolls from different parts performing their act.

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Scorching heat but no dip in enthusiasm.

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Swarm of people to witness Goddess and get blessed.

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Multitude of Devotees..                                                                                                  “Vajra”- Police wing to the rescue of people if any eventualities.

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Goddess Marikamba.

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After Goddess is placed in Bidki Bail where people are allowed to take darshan from very close quarters only during these 8 days.

Rathotsav(Chariot procession) and our journey from the temple culminates in Bidki Bail near Shivaji Chowk.

Good bye until next time we meet for yet another journey..

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