Jharsuguda: The celebration of Dussehra has a special significance for Nepalese group in Odish’s Jharsuguda. In a departure from conventional apply of animal sacrifice, they launch white doves on the day wishing for peace and prosperity on this planet.
Bhubaneswari Durga temple, constructed within the campus of 2nd Battalion of Odisha State Armed Police (OSAP), comes alive throughout Dussehra when the individuals belonging to Nepalese group together with the Battalion personnel flip up in big quantity for celebration.
Additionally they carry out Durga puja within the temple, constructed like a duplicate of Pasupatinath temple in Kathmandu, through the Navratri. On the primary day of the Navratri, the temple’s priest, who can be Nepalese personnel of the Battalion, sows seeds of 5 totally different crops across the temple premises.
On the day of Dasami, the priest collectors the sprouted seeds, that are referred to as ‘Jamara’, and distributes these among the many devotees who carry the sprouts to plant of their homes.
The Nepalese additionally performs particular puja for his or her ‘Bhujali’ (a pointy weapon), which is a part of their id, within the temple throughout Dussehra which is named ‘Dasai’ by them. On the day the ‘Bhujali’ is worshipped, they launch white doves within the sky wishing for world peace. Not like Hindu rituals, they don’t have the ritual to carry out any sort of animal sacrifice throughout Durga puja in Devi shrine.
To be able to maintain their tradition and traditions alive, the personnel of 2nd Battalion had constructed Durga temple in 1995. Apart from the Battalion personnel, the members of Nepalese group from exterior the campus have been celebrating Dussehra within the temple since then. The temple was renovated and developed in 2002.