Berhampur: The much-awaited famous Maa Budhi Thakurani festival is to commence today at midnight in Berhampur City.
Buddhi Thakurani is considered the daughter of the Desi Behera and the deity stays with her father’s family during the entire Yatra period. The yatra is celebrated to mark the visit of Goddess Budhi Thakurani from the temple to her father’s house at Desibehera Street.
Meanwhile, Desibehera appealed to the public to cooperate in observing the yatra smoothly and follow the COVID guidelines strictly. “We would maintain the tradition and rituals amidst Covid guidelines and we are having the blessings of Goddess Budhi Thakurani,” Desibehera said.
According to some eminent historians, the cult of Buddhi Thakurani originated along with the emergence of Berhampur town in and around 1672 AD.