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Friday, September 3, 2010

Jhami Yatra - Lanjigarh


Lanjigarh is a village situated to south-east direction of Bhawanipatna, near the Kalahandi-Rayagada border.It is 65km from the district head quater Bhawanipatna by road.The 428ft. high summit of the Niyamgiri hlls situated just on the district border,overlooks a narrow valley to its north of which Lanjigarh forms the apex.Lanjigarh was the headquarters of Lanjigarh Zamindari under Kalahandi .

The village is surrounded by heavy forests and hills.The deity "Dokari" is greatly revered in the area.The local Jhami Yatra or Jhamu Yatra in the month Chaitra (March - April) is an occasion when thousands of people gather and witness the walking on burning charcoal by a number of devotees.This Yatra is so famous in that area and also Kalahandi-Rayagara district .Jhami Yatra a major draw attended by thousands of people from far and near. This festival going to 6-7days or around 1 week.