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Khambesvari Yatra:-a Symbol of Shakti Worship in Boudh District of Odisha

Author(s) Amaresh Sahoo, Dibya Ranjan Tripathy
Country India
Abstract The cult of the mother Goddess is associated with the most ancient faith of human beings all over the world from time immemorial. The divine mother is considered to be a source of energy or the Shakti itself. In the ancient world from the dawn of civilization mother Goddess was worshipped in different names. Every nook and corner of Odisha is associated with the mother Goddess which is popularly known as Gramadevati. The mother Goddess enshrined almost in every village in Odisha either of a pillar or a post or an anthropomorphic representation was popularly famous as the Stambhesvari or Khambesvari. The cult of Stambhesvari alias Khambesvari is widespread and popular particularly in western Odisha and Ghumusar region of south Odisha. She is still the presiding deity in most of the villages of Ghumusar, Boudh, Sonepur, Angul, Talcher, and Dhenkanal regions which consist mostly of hill and forest tracts. Khambhesvari Yatra is one of the most popular folk tradional festival of this locality.
Keywords Stambhesvari, Khambesvari, Gramadevati, Shakti, mother Goddess, Yatra,folk
Field Arts
Published In Volume 6, Issue 1, January-February 2024
Published On 2024-01-23
Cite This Khambesvari Yatra:-a Symbol of Shakti Worship in Boudh District of Odisha - Amaresh Sahoo, Dibya Ranjan Tripathy - IJFMR Volume 6, Issue 1, January-February 2024. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i01.12476
DOI https://doi.org/10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i01.12476
Short DOI https://doi.org/gtfmn6

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