Sri Siddhi Vinayak Sits On The Ancient Throne Of Jajati Keshari

Shri SiddhiVinayak , Kali Gali , Cuttack , Odisha sits on Shri Jajati Keshari II Singhasana ( Royal Throne) 1025 – 1040.
A journey to discover this masterpiece , an ancient royal throne belonging King Jajati Keshari -II (1025-1040) in the heart of Cuttack City in Kali Gali – Shri Siddhi Vinayak Temple has been an extremely exciting and a fulfilling and enriching experience .

We came across a very detailed research paper written by Shri Deepak Bhattacharya on the Keshari Dynasty Contributions and in particular about this Royal Throne. We would like thank him for this extensive work , somehow this has not received the lime light it deserves

A Capital City for 1000 years and yes a Royal Throne very well preserved to complete the statement . And now it has an extremely well deserved occupant to keep it intact and its sanctity for years to come. This is equally an extremely proud moment for all us who are connected to the place and its history.

Shri Siddhi Vinayaka was established by Raghujee Bhonsle (1695 -1755) during Maratha rule in Orissa. Raghujee is said to have given land & financial grant . The Temple Complex has a ekaka sevayat (one family) system, having the title of Dixit of Kasyapa gotra. We met with Shri Priyajit Dixit , who is continues the family tradition.

Heritage Tour in Summer of 2018 – A revisit of those memorable 2 day event – 1st Day

May 19th , 2018 

Tour of Salepur & Choudwar  –  It was a morning of excitement and lots of anticipation, when collectively 8 Heritage Enthusiastic  individuals’ took and endeavour to see some of the ancient treasures of Undivided Cuttack .  The ever consuming Summer heat and yet the brave enthusiasts were simple unstoppable .  

This day will go down the memory lane as discovering rich antiquities and artefacts and building the initiative and foundation  for  Cuttack Heritage Walks .  Shri Dipak Samantarai , Shri Dilip Das, Shri Shibaji Nayak, Shri Hitesh Seth, Shri Nishikant Mohanty , Master Abhigyan Mohanty , Shri Ashish Sarangi and Myself.  An age group spread from 14 years to 72 years and what a group it was indeed.

Picture Courtesy – Sri Hitesh Seth at the ruins of Sri Dadhi Baman Temple, Gopinathpur

Our first stop – was Sri Chateswara Temple , A 13th Century built by the Gangas in Kishnapur Village near Salepur. The Stone Inscription by Shri Ananga Bhima Deva – III well kept , chronicled with the achievements and victories he made as the Ruler of Kalinga from 1211 A.D.   While he thwarted the enemies in Bengal and drove them away, he had swiftly conquered the Kalachuris in the West and built a strong alliance , expanded his Kingdom until Rajamundry in the South .  


On the basis of a number of detached sculptures of different faiths like Saivite and Sakta, the original temple can be assigned to the Eastern Ganga dynasty rule during 12th Century AD. A miniature four- armed Vishnu, broken images of Chamunda, Surya and Buddha, Udyotasimha, Nandi, miniature temple and other architectural members.The temple is pancharatha on plan and the bada has multi-segmented horizontal mouldings in elevation. 

Sri Chateswara Temple – Stone Inscription

GORA KABAR , Cuttack

Walk Organised by CHW on 28th February 2021

Growing CHW family –
Photo Courtesy – Kishore Bit

This Sunday (28th February ) saw an increase in the number of heritage lovers near the Barabati fort. There was intimation with many new faces who brought with them their own share of knowledge and love for Cuttack and its heritage. After a brief intro we departed for the Gora Kabar, Tulsipur , Cuttack or White Man’s Cemetery as it is famously called. We were graciously welcomed by the President and Secretary in charge of the Cuttack Odia Baptist Church that oversee the management of Gora Kabar too. After a word of blessing by the Pastor, the President made us aware of the cemetery’s rich history.

Gora Kabar Panview

 The Gora Kabar, one of the biggest and oldest cemeteries in Odisha was set up in a 5 acres land by the banks of River Mahanadi on the outskirts of city then by the East India Company (EIC) in 1822. It is mainstream knowledge that by the end of 1803, the EIC had defeated the Marathas and captured Barabati. The presence of English officials and their families became significant after this occupation. Rev. William Bampton and Rev. James Peggs were the first English General Baptists Missionaries to arrive in Cuttack in 1822. They interacted with Sundernath Baba and his disciples in his ashram at Choudwar and found that they share a common goal. Infact, Gangadhar Sarangi, a Brahmin follower of Baba was the first to accept Christianity and his baptism took place in the Mahanadi River. Slowly, the followers rose from 7 in 1822 to over 209 by 1840s and by 1890s, the Cuttack Odia Baptist Church had already become an autonomous church body.

ପଦ୍ମ ଶ୍ରୀ’ ଡ. କୃଷ୍ଣଚନ୍ଦ୍ର ପାଣିଗ୍ରାହୀ

ଆମ ରାଜ୍ୟର ସୁପ୍ରସିଦ୍ଧ ଐତିହାସିକ-ଗବେଷକ-ସାହିତ୍ୟିକଙ୍କ ମଧ୍ୟରେ ‘ପଦ୍ମ ଶ୍ରୀ’ ଡ. କୃଷ୍ଣଚନ୍ଦ୍ର ପାଣିଗ୍ରାହୀ ଅନ୍ୟତମ। ୧ ଡିସେମ୍ବର‌୍‌ ୧୯୦୯ରେ ମୟୂରଭଞ୍ଜ ଜିଲ୍ଲାର ଖିଚି˚ରେ ସେ ଜନ୍ମ ହୋଇଥିଲେ। ପିତା ସାଗର ପାଣିଗ୍ରାହୀ ସ୍ଥାନୀୟ କିଚକେଶ୍ବରୀ ମନ୍ଦିରରେ ପୂଜକ ଥିଲେ। ପରିବାରର ଆର୍ଥିକ ଅବସ୍ଥା ଶୋଚନୀୟ ଥିଲା। ମାତ୍ର ଦଶ ବର୍ଷ ବୟସରେ ପିତାଙ୍କୁ ହରାଇଥିଲେ। ରୁଗ୍‌ଣ ସ୍ବାସ୍ଥ୍ୟ ସଙ୍ଗକୁ ଆର୍ଥିକ ଦୁରବସ୍ଥା। ତେବେ, ହାର ମାନି ନ ଥିଲେ କୃଷ୍ଣଚନ୍ଦ୍ର। ଶିକ୍ଷକଙ୍କ ପାଇଁ ରୋଷେଇ କରିବାଠାରୁ ଆରମ୍ଭ କରି ଘାସ କାଟିବା ପର୍ଯ୍ୟନ୍ତ ନାନା କାମ ତାଙ୍କୁ କରିବାକୁ ପଡ଼ୁଥିଲା। ତେବେ, ଦୁଃଖ ବା ଅନୁଶୋଚନା ନ ଥିଲା। ଉଚ୍ଚ ଶିକ୍ଷା ପାଇଁ ସବୁ ହସିହସି ସହୁଥିଲେ ସେ। ବୃତ୍ତି ଟଙ୍କାରେ ସେ ଚଳୁଥିଲେ। ଆଉ ନିଜର ଅଧ୍ୟବସାୟ ବଳରେ କ୍ରମେ ଉପରକୁ ଉଠିଥିଲେ।

ଖିଚି˚ ଓ କରଞ୍ଜିଆରେ ପ୍ରାଥମିକ ଶିକ୍ଷା ପରେ ସେ ବାରିପଦାରୁ ମାଟ୍ରିକ୍‌ ଉତ୍ତୀର୍ଣ୍ଣ ହୋଇଥିଲେ। ତାହା ପରେ ରାଭେନ୍‌ସା କଲେଜ୍‌। ଏଠାରୁ ଇତିହାସରେ ସ୍ନାତକ ଉତ୍ତୀର୍ଣ୍ଣ ହେବା ପରେ ଅବସ୍ଥାରେ ପରିବର୍ତ୍ତନ ହୋଇଥିଲା। ୧୯୩୭ରେ କଲକାତା ବିଶ୍ବବିଦ୍ୟାଳୟରୁ ସ୍ନାତକୋତ୍ତର। ‘ଭାରତୀୟ ପ୍ରତ୍ନତତ୍ତ୍ବ ସ˚ସ୍ଥାନ’ରେ ତାଙ୍କର କର୍ମମୟ ଜୀବନ ଆରମ୍ଭ ହୋଇଥିଲା। ଆମ ଦେଶରେ କୁମ୍ଭାରକଳାର ବିବର୍ତ୍ତନ ଉପରେ ଗବେଷଣା ତାଙ୍କର ପ୍ରଥମ ଉଲ୍ଲେଖନୀୟ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟ ଥିଲା। କୁମ୍ଭାରକଳାରେ ଗଭୀର ଅଧ୍ୟୟନ, ତାଙ୍କୁ ପ୍ରତ୍ନତତ୍ତ୍ବ ଗବେଷକଙ୍କ ମଧ୍ୟରେ ବିଶେଷ ପରିଚୟ ଦେଇଥିଲା। ୧୯୪୪ରେ ସେ ଓଡ଼ିଶା ଫେରି ଅଧ୍ୟାପନା ଆରମ୍ଭ କରିଥିଲେ। ୧୯୪୭-୫୧ ଓଡ଼ିଶା ସ˚ଗ୍ରହାଳୟରେ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟ କରିଥିଲେ। ୧୯୫୪ରେ ‘ଭୁବନେଶ୍ବରର ପ୍ରତ୍ନତତ୍ତ୍ବ ଅବଶେଷ’ ସ˚ଦର୍ଭ ରଚନା ସହ ସେ ପିଏଚ୍‌ଡି ଲାଭକରିଥିଲେ। ଡ. ପାଣିଗ୍ରାହୀଙ୍କ ସମଗ୍ର କର୍ମମୟ ଜୀବନ ପ୍ରତ୍ନତତ୍ତ୍ବ ସମ୍ବନ୍ଧୀୟ ଗବେଷଣା ଓ ଅଧ୍ୟାପନାରେ କଟିଥିଲା। ଇତିହାସ ଓ ପ୍ରତ୍ନତତ୍ତ୍ବ ଉପରେ ଉଲ୍ଲେଖନୀୟ ଗବେଷଣା ପାଇଁ ୧୯୭୬ରେ ତାଙ୍କୁ ‘ପଦ୍ମ ଶ୍ରୀ’ ପ୍ରଦାନ କରାଯାଇଥିଲା।

ସେ ମଧ୍ୟ ଥିଲେ ସୁସାହିତ୍ୟିକ। ମୁଖ୍ୟତଃ ବିଶ୍ଳେଷଣାତ୍ମକ ନିବନ୍ଧ ରଚନା କରିଯାଇଛନ୍ତି। ରେଭେନ୍‌ସାରେ ପଢ଼ିବା ବେଳୁ ନିବନ୍ଧ ଲେଖା ଆରମ୍ଭ ହୋଇଥିଲା। ‘ଋଗ୍‌ବେଦରେ ନାରୀର ଚିତ୍ର’ ତାଙ୍କର ପ୍ରଥମ ପ୍ରକାଶିତ ନିବନ୍ଧ। ଏହା ପଣ୍ତିତ ନୀଳକଣ୍ଠ ଦାସଙ୍କ ଦ୍ବାରା ସ˚ପାଦିତ ‘ନବ ଭାରତ’ରେ ପ୍ରକାଶ ପାଇଥିଲା। ଇତିହାସ, ସ˚ସ୍କୃତି ଓ ପ୍ରତ୍ନତତ୍ତ୍ବ ବିଷୟରେ ସେ ଶହେରୁ ଅଧିକ ନିବନ୍ଧ ଲେଖିଥିବା ଜଣାଯାଏ। ସେ ଥିଲେ ସତ୍ୟାନୁରାଗୀ। ‘ଜଗନ୍ନାଥ ସ˚ସ୍କୃତି’ ତାଙ୍କର ଏକ ପ୍ରସିଦ୍ଧ ନିବନ୍ଧ। ଶ୍ରୀଜଗନ୍ନାଥଙ୍କ ନାମରେ ଚାଲିଥିବା ଅବୈଧ-ଅନୈତିକ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟକଳାପର ସ୍ପଷ୍ଟ ଚିତ୍ର ଏଥିରୁ ମିଳେ। ଅତ୍ୟନ୍ତ ସାହସିକତାର ସହ ଜଗନ୍ନାଥ ସ˚ସ୍କୃତି ନାମରେ ଚାଲିଥିବା ଶଠ ବ୍ୟବସାୟ, ଅପପ୍ରଚାର, ମିଥ୍ୟାର ବିରୋଧ କରି ଏଥିରେ ସେ ଲେଖିଥିଲେ- ଏଥି ପାଇଁ ଓଡ଼ିଆଙ୍କର ନୈତିକ ଓ ଧାର୍ମିକ ଅବକ୍ଷୟ ଘଟିଥିବା ମୋ’ର ବିଶ୍ବାସ। ଜଗନ୍ନାଥ ସ˚ସ୍କୃତି ଯେ ଆମକୁ ଯେ ମହାନ୍‌ କରିଛି, ଏଥିରେ ସନ୍ଦେହ ନାହିଁ। କିନ୍ତୁ, ଏହା ମଧ୍ୟ ଆମକୁ ପତନମୁଖୀ କରିଥିବା ଏକ ଅପ୍ରିୟ-ଐତିହାସିକ ସତ୍ୟ।

ଓଡ଼ିଆମାନେ କେବଳ ଅତୀତକୁ ନେଇ ଅଧିକ ଗର୍ବ କରୁଥିବା ମାନସିକତା, ତାଙ୍କର ପସନ୍ଦ ନ ଥିଲା। ଧର୍ମ ଓ ସ˚ସ୍କୃତି ଯେ କେବଳ ଅତୀତର ବିଷୟ, ଏଥିରେ ତାଙ୍କର ବିଶ୍ବାସ ନ ଥିଲା। ଏହାର ଦୃଢ଼ ସମାଲୋଚନା କରିବାକୁ ଯାଇ ଏବ˚ ପରିହାସ କରି ସେ ଲେଖିଥିଲେ- ‘‘ଅଧିକା˚ଶ ଓଡ଼ିଆଙ୍କ ମାନସିକ ଅବସ୍ଥା ଏମିତି ଯେ, ଯଦି ଶୁଖିଲା ମଳକୁ ଲଫାପାରେ ଭର୍ତ୍ତିକରି, ଉପରେ ଲେଖିଦିଆଯିବ, ଏହା ଅତୀତର ସ୍ବାଦିଷ୍ଠ ପିଠା ଖଣ୍ତେ; ଅନେକ ଏହାର ଦୁର୍ଗନ୍ଧ ଆଘ୍ରାଣ କରିବା ସହ ଚାଖିବାକୁ ମଧ୍ୟ ପଛେଇବେନାହିଁ ଏବ˚ କହିବେ- ଆମର ପୂର୍ବ-ପୁରୁଷମାନେ କି ସୁନ୍ଦର ପିଠା କରିଯାଇଛନ୍ତି।’’ ଅତୀତମନସ୍କତାକୁ ପରିହାସ କରିବାକୁ ଯାଉ ଆଉ ଠାଏ ଲେଖିଥିଲେ- ‘‘ଓଡ଼ିଶାକୁ ପୌରାଣିକ ଓ ଐତିହାସିକ ମହାପୁରୁଷଙ୍କ ଲୀଳା ସ୍ଥଳୀ କହାଯାଏ। ଯାଜପୁରରେ ମନ୍ଦାକିନୀ ପ୍ରବାହିତ ହେଉଥିବା ଏବ˚ ଛତିଆରେ ଇନ୍ଦ୍ର-ଇନ୍ଦ୍ରାଣୀ ପଥର ପାଲଟିଥିବା ଲେଖାଯାଇଛି। କଟକରେ ପୁଣି କାଳେ ଥିଲା ବାରାଣସୀ; ବିଡ଼ାନାସୀର ଏକ ଅ˚ଶ। ଏଠାକାର ଗଡ଼ଗଡ଼ିଆ ଘାଟରେ ଗଜପତି ପ୍ରତାପ ରୁଦ୍ର ଦେବ ଗଧ ପରି ଗଡ଼ିଗଡ଼ି, ଶ୍ରୀଚୈତନ୍ୟଙ୍କ ପାଦ ତଳେ ଲୋଟିଯାଇଥିଲେ। ଅର୍ଥାତ୍‌, ଓଡ଼ିଶା ଥିଲା ସ୍ବର୍ଗ। ତେବେ, ହର-ପାର୍ବତୀ ଏହି ସ୍ଥାନ ଛାଡ଼ିବା ପରେ ଏହା ପାଲଟିଛି ମଶାଙ୍କ ଅଭୟାରଣ୍ୟ।’’

ଓଡ଼ିଶାର ବୈଷ୍ଣବୀ ସାହିତ୍ୟ ଆମର ସାମାଜିକ ଜୀବନକୁ ନଷ୍ଟ କରିଥିବା ସେ ଲେଖିଥିଲେ। ପଣ୍ତିତ ନୀଳକଣ୍ଠଙ୍କ ପରି ବୈଷ୍ଣବୀ ସାହିତ୍ୟର ଅଶ୍ଳୀଳତା, ଅବୈଧ ପ୍ରଣୟର ବର୍ଣ୍ଣନା ଆଦିର ସମାଲୋଚନା କରୁଥିଲେ। ଅନ୍ୟ କୌଣସି ଭାଷର ବୈଷ୍ଣବୀ ସାହିତ୍ୟରେ ଅଶଡ଼ତା ନ ଥିବା ଦର୍ଶାଇଥିଲେ। ଏକଦା ଲେଖିଥିଲେ- ‘‘ପେଟରେ ପଖାଳ, ମଗଜରେ ଶଠ ଧର୍ମ ଏବ˚ ତୁଣ୍ତରେ ଅଶଡ଼ ପ୍ରଣୟ ସ˚ଗୀତ ଦ୍ବାରା କୌଣସି ଜାତି ମହାନ୍‌ ହୋଇପାରିବନାହିଁ।’’ ଆଧୁନିକ ଓଡ଼ିଆ ମହିଳାମାନେ ସ˚ଗୀତରେ ଅଶଡ଼ତାର ପ୍ରତିବାଦ ନ କରିବା, ଭଣ୍ତ ବାବାମାନଙ୍କ ପ୍ରବଚନ ଶୁଣିବା ଏବ˚ ନେତାଙ୍କ ଫୁଲମାଳ ଦେବା ଆଦି ତାଙ୍କର ପସନ୍ଦ ନ ଥିଲା। ଏହା ଓଡ଼ିଆ ସ˚ସ୍କୃତି ନୁହେଁ ବୋଲି ସେ କହୁଥିଲେ।

ଆତ୍ମଚରିତ ‘ମୋ ସମୟର ଓଡ଼ିଶା’ ପୁସ୍ତକ ପାଇଁ ୧୯୭୫ରେ ପାଇଥିଲେ ଓଡ଼ିଶା ସାହିତ୍ୟ ଏକାଡେମି ପୁରସ୍କାର। ‘ଇତିହାସ ଓ କି˚ବଦନ୍ତି’, ‘ପ୍ରବନ୍ଧ ମାନସ’, ‘ସାରଳା ମହାଭାରତରେ ଐତିହାସିକ ଚିତ୍ର’ ଆଦି ସେ ରଚନା କରିଥିଲେ।

ସ୍ବୌଜନ୍ୟ: ଫେସବୁକ ପୃଷ୍ଠାରେ ସିନ୍ଧୁଜ୍ୟୋତି ତ୍ରିପାଠୀଙ୍କ ଉପସ୍ଥାପନା

Cuttack Heritage Walks November Edition

Cuttack Heritage Walks November edition started off with large gathering of History and Heritage enthusiasts . The history and glory of Barabati fort was shared by Shri Dipak Samantarai and Shri Anil Dhir , the members proceeded to Madhusmriti . Shri Samantarai passionately shared the some of the rare moments and sacrifices of Utkala Gauraba Shri Madhusudan Das , who played the most pivotal role in formation of Odisha. Very interactive sessions the members and speakers , the spirited young generations taking more interest in our rich heritage is a silver lining and a prudent hope.

CHW Website Launched

Proving our apprehensions wrong, about thirty participants gathered for restarting the suspended Walk after a forced hiatus of six months. A clean warm Autumn sky welcomed them all. The enthusiasm was truly infectious.

Picture Courtesy by Kishore Bit

It happened to be the World Tourism Day (27th September 2020). Sri Subash Singh, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, launched the much awaited website of Cuttack Heritage Walks. Inaugurating the website, Sri Singh said that the cause of heritage and history of the Millennium City is going to get a boost through this site. He observed that Cuttack Heritage Walks is playing a very important role in creating awareness amongst the youngsters towards heritage and should function as a pressure group.

Thanking him for gracing the occasion and doing the honours, Dr Dipak Samantarai presented Sri Singh a beautiful photograph of the iconic gate of Barabati Fort. The photograph has been clicked by a member of Cuttack Heritage Walks, Sri Bikash C Das.

Picture Courtesy by Bikash C Das


ଆପଣଙ୍କୁ ସ୍ଵାଗତ କରୁଛୁ ଆମର ଏହି ନୂତନ ମଞ୍ଚକୁ। ବାରବାଟୀର ଡାକ ଆଜି ବିକଳ ଶୁଭୁଚି। ଓଡ଼ିଆ ସୌଯ୍ୟ ବୀର୍ଯ୍ୟ ଓ ଗୈାରବର ପ୍ରତୀକ ବାରବାଟୀ ସହ୍ୟ କରୁଛି ପ୍ରଚଣ୍ତ ‌ହତାଦର। ରାଜ ଉଆସ ଗଡଖାଇ ମନ୍ଦିର ସବୁକିଛି ମ୍ଲାନ ଓ ନିଷ୍ପ୍ରଭ। ଆସନ୍ତୁ ଐତିହ୍ୟ ହଜି ଯିବା ପୁର୍ବରୁ ସଚେତନ ଭାବେ ତାର ଦାୟିତ୍ବ ନେବା। ଅମା ଅନ୍ଧାର ଘୋଟି ଆସିବା ପୁର୍ବରୁ ଆସନ୍ତୁ ଦୀପଟିଏ ଜଳାଇବା। ବାରବାଟୀର ଡାକ ଶୁଣିବା।ଉଚ୍ଚାରଣ କରିବା ” ତମସୋ ମାଂ ଜ୍ୟୋତିର୍ଗମୟ”!

Cuttack Heritage Walks , 6th Edition

On the occasion of Deepabali CHW promised to retrieve the light of our heritage and history from the darkness of ignorance and indifference. After covering the gems within the Barabati Fort we went to Christ Collegiate School, a dilapidated imperial structure of 1883 vintage. Our posts will tell you the pathetic story in instalments.

500 Years Durga Puja History in Kataka (Cuttack)

Binod Bihari (Balu Bazaar) Chandi Medha – In the narrow by lanes of Binod Bihari near Naya Sarak ,Katata (Cuttack) , It is said that in the year 1512 to 1517 AD Chaitanya Deva had come to Cuttack, the capital of Gajapati Empire of Odisha and the then emperor of Odisha Gajapati Pratap Rudra Dev received him at Gadagadia Ghata situated near the river bank of Mahanadi very close to the kings palace popularly known as Barabati fort. In that year Shree Chaitanya Deva started Durga Puja at Binod Bihari temple presently known as Balu Bazaar.
Here Binod Bihari Devi’s sacred idol was installed in a small house. Thereafter the place became known as Binod Bihari which consisted of Balu Bazar, Bakharabad, Alamchand Bazar, Sahebazada Bazar and Nayasadak. Daily worship of the deity was performed in conformity with Vaishanav tradition. He stayed at Binod Bihari Temple. In the mean time autumn Durga Puja period arrived. He worshipped a brass Durga idol there. Thus it was the origin of Durga Puja in Cuttack.
Later the Thakur family began worshipping of the clay idol. The tradition contiued till date. It would continue as long as the Odia civilisation lasts. Akshaya Kumar Banerjee’s ancestors were true Vaishnavites. They had also visited Puri. But while returning they settled along the Kathajodi river in the same place Binod Bihari.
In 1517 AD the clay idol making evolved from the second day of the birth day of Lord Krishna emulating the Bengal Methodology. The whole responsibility lied on the Banerjee family from this day till immersion of the idols. The tradition remains in tact even now and generation after generation the Benarjee family rules the roost. Goddess Durga of Binod Bihari was thus addressed as the ‘Big Sister’.
Later five Puja Pendals were erected, clay idols installed and worshipped. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose had introduced community Durga Puja in Odia Bazar. The Durga Puja has gone through many a transformation over the centuries and the zeal ramains undiminished, rather more visible.

– With References from Antiquity of Durga Puja by Shri Om Prakash , Worship of Goddess Durga in Cuttack – Shri Parikhit Mishra