Konark,Feb 13(UNI) Braving the chilly weather, lakhs of devotees took a holy dip in the Chandrabhaga confluence early in the morning and worshipped the Sun God in the belief that would be cured from all diseases.
Legend says Tamba, son of Lord Krishna, was cured from a dreaded disease after a holy dip at Chandrabhaga on the magha saptami day and since then the Chandrabhaga confluence has been attracting lakhs of devotees.
The adminstration had made elaborate arrangements to enable the devotees to have a holy dip.
The sun rise was delayed due to a cloudy weather but the people with all eagerness waited for the rising sun to complete their rituals. The devotees also visited the nearby famous Sun Temple.
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