Radhe-Radhe sounds in the city, happy devotees on Radha Ashtami.

Anuj Gautam/Sagar. People in Sagar, known as Mini Vrindavan, witness great enthusiasm on the occasion of Radha Ashtami. Radhaashtami festival is celebrated with great pomp. Various Krishna temples are attractively decorated, a colorful procession is taken out from the Gauda Govinda temple. Where artists perform the famous Oriya dance of Odisha. In many places the Yatra is welcomed and flowers are showered. It is a sensual and vocal dance of Orissa dealing with love and passion, gods and humans, worldly and extraterrestrial.

Orissa dances are performed
14 artistes dressed in Orissa’s traditional costumes performed dances. We tell you that the Shobha Yatra consisted of various tableaus, including Jagannath Swami’s Rath Yatra. This dance was being performed in the style of Bhubaneswar along with Lord Jagadish Swami. Artists say, it is a dance completely dedicated to God.

Dance should show gestures
From gestures to different gestures and hand gestures, dance is important. It is very difficult to do and internalize it. Based on that, God is worshiped through this dance. It also contained a tableau of Bakasur’s murder. Jhansi was also decorated for the advent festival of Sri Ladli Radhaji, where the gopis were seated and the tableau was decorated with various types of flowers. At the same time, more than 50 bhajan groups were involved, singing ‘Radhe-Radhe’.

Flowers are showered in the procession
Lakshmi Tagore said, the tradition of celebrating Radha Ashtami has been going on for many years. Due to this, preparations were going on for a week. From the temple premises, the procession returns to the temple via Chameli Chowk, Bara Bazar, Sarafa, Kotwali, Gaur Murthy, Katra, Vijay Talkies, Rahatgarh Bus Stand, Matinagar Square.

Poulami Sengupta

Poulami Sengupta is an M.Phil in English Literature and a teacher. She is a voracious reader with a penchant for writing. She aims to make her mark in the media industry.

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