durga-puja >> Sampati bird worshiped at Gosani Jatra

Last Update: 13th Oct 2011   VIEWS: 2,654


During Gosani Yatra, different types of other clay figures of Sampati bird along with monkies, Ravana lifting Kailash mountain, Demons, Ghosts, Nagas, wooden toys are also worshipped due to the strong folk influence and these aspects of Gosani Yatra adds more colour and charm to the festival. It is noteworthy that these Gosani images along with Naga figures are worshipped in Vanadurga mantra (hymn). It is said that, in early times all the Gosanis gathered in the ‘Dasahara Pada’ i.e. Jagannath Ballabha math but now-a-days the Gosanis used to gather at Simhadvara, just in front of the Jagannath temple.

Gosani Vanadurga mantra Dasahara Pada