Kaktpur Jhamu Yatra Mela in Puri


The Kaktpur Jhamu Yatra Mela in Puri district is among the popular festivals in this region. Jhamu Yatra is the most significant procession of this region and it is celebrated on the first Tuesday of the sacred month Vaisakha every year and is celebrated for five Tuesdays in a row. During the ritual procession, the devotees played drums and chanted hymns. Devotees believe that the blessing of their Mangla Devi saves them from injuries or pain of any kind as such they can walk on the burning charcoal and still be remain free from burns. Every year thousands of devotees congregate here to celebrate this ritual and worship Goddess Mangla.</p>