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    Berhampur, a city located in the Ganjam district of the Indian state of Odisha, has started the annual Thakurani Yatra. The festival, which lasts for 28 days, is dedicated to the goddess Budhi Thakurani, who is believed to be the presiding deity of the city. The Thakurani Yatra is one of the most significant festivals in Berhampur, and it attracts thousands of devotees from different parts of the state.

    The festival begins with the hoisting of the flag at the temple of Budhi Thakurani. The flag is hoisted by the chief priest of the temple, and it signals the start of the festivities. During the 28-day period, several rituals and ceremonies are performed at the temple, and devotees offer prayers and seek blessings from the goddess. The highlight of the festival is the Rath Yatra, which is held on the 10th day of the festival. During this event, the idol of Budhi Thakurani is taken out in a procession on a chariot, which is pulled by devotees.

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    The Thakurani Yatra is not just a religious festival but also a cultural extravaganza. The festival provides a platform for local artists to showcase their talent, and several cultural programs are organized during the 28-day period. The festival also has a significant economic impact on the city, as it attracts a large number of tourists and generates revenue for local businesses. The government and local authorities provide all necessary support to ensure that the festival is conducted smoothly and safely.

    In conclusion, the Thakurani Yatra is an important festival in Berhampur, and it reflects the rich cultural heritage of Odisha. The festival provides an opportunity for devotees to seek blessings from the goddess and for artists to showcase their talent. The festival also has a significant economic impact on the city, and it is a testament to the unity and diversity of the people of Odisha.

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    Rajesh M
    Rajesh M
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