Thousands of devotees gathered at Jagdalpur to witness Mavli Parghav ceremony of the world-famous Bastar Dussehra

Thousands of devotees gathered at Jagdalpur to witness Mavli Parghav ceremony of the world-famous Bastar Dussehra

Raipur: Thousands of devotees gathered at Jagdalpur to witness the most important Mavli Parghav ceremony of the world-famous Bastar Dussehra, which lasted for 75 days. Maa Mavli who came from Dantewada and Maa Danteshwari met in Jagdalpur. The ritual was performed late on Thursday night.

The members of the royal family, including King Kamalchand Bhanjdev of Bastar, arrived to parghav Maa Mavli according to tradition. The ritual of Mavali Parghav is performed on the Navami day of Shardiya Navratri.

On the day of Panchami of Shardiya Navratri, King Kamalchand Bhanjdev of Bastar had reached the temple of the goddess Maa Danteshwari located in Dantewada. According to tradition, he had invited Maa Mavli to attend Bastar Dussehra. On the day of Ashtami, the doli of Maa Mavali and the umbrella of Maa Danteshwari left for Jagdalpur which reached Jagdalpur late on Thursday night. According to tradition, on the day of Navami, King Kamalchand of Bastar arrived to welcome Mata. Flowers were also showered at the places where Mata's Doli and Chhatra were circumambulated in the city.

The king told that this tradition is going on for about 600 years. From Maharaja Praveenchand Bhanjdev till now, everyone comes to worship the mother wearing Kantaband (crown of flowers on the head of the king) at the time of the ritual. "I am also following the same tradition. After completing the necessary rituals, I have brought her to the royal palace on the shoulder. Until the departure of the mother, the mother will remain in the palace courtyard. He said that this time we all ask for this vow that Mother should get rid of this corona pandemic", he said.