FAMOUS MAA HINGULA YATRA & FIFTEENTH LOKA MAHOTSAV BEGINS AT TALCHER
TALCHER,(09/04/2017):The annual festival of prime Goddess of Talcher MaaHingula and 15thLokaMahotsav started from 9th April and it will be continued till 17th April 2017 for 9 days.This festival is being celebrated at Gopal Prasad under Talcher block. This year MaaHingula appeared in the form of fire at the back side of Gopalprasad High School near Gajaraj Stadium which is at a distance of 200 meters from Hingula Temple towards west. To witness this festive occasion and to get the blessings of Goddess MaaHingula thousands of devotees from Talcher localities and outside are coming voluntarily with their families. Thousands of Shopkeepers from various places with varieties of items have placed in their temporary tents for business. Like previous years many voluntary organizations are distributing cold water, sarbat, watermelon, ice creams, tea, lunch packets etc. for the devotees.
To keep eye on the huge crowed for maintaining peace in this festival 3 nos. DSP, 3 nos. inspector, 11 nos. sub inspector, 30 nos. ASI, 7 nos. Habildar, 80 nos. female and male constables, 7 nos. traffic police, 90 nos. female and male Home Guards and 7 platoon police forces have been deployed headed by Addle. SP of Angul as informed by SDPO of Talcher Hemanta Kumar Panda. There are separate barricades have been made for females and males as well at temple site and at Uvastala. Traffic arrangements and parking facilities are made for the four and two wheelers and police with civil dresses have also been deployed at HingulaYatra.
Managing Trustee of Maa Hingula Trust Board and Sub Collector , Talcher said all types of precaution measures have been taken by our committee to popularize this festival. Fire men with extinguishers , health teams with ambulance and other volunteers are also co ordinated for maintaining peace of this mahotsav. All the MCL authorities are also co operating for security guards water sprinkling at the festival ground and supplying of electricity without power cutting. To mark this Loka Mahotsav attractive many cultural teams of this locality and outside of our state have invited to perform their cultural activities. We hope the audiences and devotees will appreciate and enjoy this Mahotsav, he added.