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Rajim Lochan Mahotsav in Chhattisgarh

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Chhattisgarh

Celebrate the culture at the Hindu pilgrimage

Celebrate the culture at the Hindu pilgrimage

The temples and fairs and festivals have a very intimate association in India and most of the temples in India become the venues for the festivals and celebrations. The Rajim Lochan Mahotsav is also celebrated in the Rajimlochana temple. The state of Chhattisgarh celebrates a lot of local fairs and festivals and Rajim Lochan is one of those.

The place of celebration
The place of celebration

the Rajimlochana temple is a place of celebration and this temple is located in the small town of Rajim. This town is situated at the banks of the Mahanadi River. The festival is also known as the Rajim Kumbh Mela and the temple is known for its extraordinary sculptures and fascinating architecture.

This festival is held annually and celebrated by the locals and tourists with a lot of zest and excitement. The local people eagerly wait for the festival to arrive and celebrate the festival on a large scale.

The time of celebration

The festival is celebrated every year in the month of February-March.
The festival is held for almost 15 days and is attended by thousands of devotees and saints from various different parts of India. People from other countries also come to witness this holy festival.

Description of the festival
Description of the festival

The Ministry of Tourism in Chhattisgarh takes a lot of effort and initiative to organize this annual festival at an impressive scale at the temple. The festival is a visual treat for the visitors with all the vibrant and colorful decorations. There are some amazing performances by the singers and dancers to attract and entertain the visitors and also to pay heed to the deities at the temple. The atmosphere of the temple is very merry and holy, and the devotees enjoy to their fullest at the festival.

The rituals of the festival

The Naga Sadhus, Saints, Mahatmas, Rishi Munis, and Gurus come to the Rajim Kumbh every year in large numbers.

There is a special pooja performed at midnight, two temples are prominently visited by the pilgrims during the KUMBH. Some of the rituals performed during the festival are;

  • Shahi snan in shahi kund:- The sadhus and the pilgrims take a holy dip at the kunds during the festival; they also believe that these baths wash off their sins and make them holy.
  • Shobha yatra:- Devotees carry out Shobha yatras on the festival grounds and the town on a daily basis
  • Holy bath in the Triveni Sangam
  • Archanas

The temple exhibits a modern template in its infrastructure without even losing its Vedic spirit and historic beauty. This attracts the devotees and tourists from all around the world and plays the role of the hotspot for the Vaishnavites for a long time.

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