Monday, April 15, 2024

Maha Shivratri: Over 100 metal idols of cobra found at Mahanadi ghat in Odisha’s Banki – N.F Times



Cuttack: On the auspicious occasion of Maha Shivratri, more than 100 metal idols of cobra were found at Mahanadi river’s Subarnapur ghat in Banki area of Odisha’s Cuttack district, today.

As per reports, some children were taking bath in the waterbody, during which they felt the presence of the idols in the river as their legs came in contact with those.

Later, over 100 such idols were recovered from the ghat with the help of local fishermen. It is believed that some of the idols are ancient.

The idols were then kept at the local panchayat office.

Locals soon gathered at the spot to have glimpse of the idols on the occasion of Maha Shivratri. Many women were seen pouring milk on the idols and worshipping them.

As officials of the local administration reached the place, the villagers demanded that the idols should be kept at the mutt in the locality.

The source of the idols was yet to be ascertained.





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