Maa Cuttack Chandi 16 Besa 2023. The people of the Cuttack, Odisha strongly believe Maa Cuttack Chandi as ‘The Living Goddess’. Maa Cuttack Chandi is worshiped in various incarnations or Besas during the Durga puja festival & Navaratri.
Maa Katak Chandi Temple is one of the ancient temples of Odisha dedicated to the Goddess Chandi, the presiding deity of Cuttack, Odisha. The temple is located near Barabati Stadium & to the bank of the river Mahanadi.
The temple is famous for the annual Durga Puja and Kali Puja festival. The Durga Puja festivities are prominent in Maa Katak Chandi temple which takes place for 16 days starting from the dark fortnight of Ashwina Krishna Ashtami till Ashwina Shukla Navami and Vijayadashami.
The goddess sits and rules on the heart of the ancient city. She has four hands holding Paasha(noose), Ankusha, gestures dispelling fear(Abhaya), and granting boon(Varada). She is worshiped as Bhuvaneshvari (the queen of the universe) by Sevayatas belonging to Utkala Brahmins every day.
The Sodasa Puja upachara Besa or Incarnation of Goddess begins from the day of Mula Astami. The Besa begins from Mula Astami and ends on Durga Astami. Every day Goddess is worshiped in a new avatar. The millennium city of Odisha is also known as the land of Goddess Durga or Saktipitha.
Maa Cuttack Chandi 16 Besa 2023
Here is the List of 16 Besa of Maa Cuttack Chandi 2022 Date Wise –
06.10.2023 – Suna Besa, Sahasra Kumbha Abhishek
07.10.2023 – Suna Besa
08.10.2023 – Bhubaneswari Besa
09.10.2023 – Ugratara Besa
10.10.2023 – Siddheswari Besa
11.10.2023 – Matangi Besa
12.10.2023 – Jaya Durga Besa
13.10.2023 – Raja Rajeswari Besa
14.10.2023 – Tripura Bhairabi Besa
15.10.2023 – Narayani Besa
16.10.2023 – Sodashi Besa
17.10.2023 – Harachandi Besa
18.10.2023 – Banadurga Besa
19.10.2023 – Gayatri Besa (Sasthi)
20.10.2023 – Bagalamukhi Besa (Maha Saptami)
21.10.2023 – Mahakali Besa (Maha Astami)
22.10.2023 – Mahalaxmi Besa (Maha Navami)
23.10.2023 – Maha Saraswati Besa
24.10.2023 – Mahisamardini Besa (Bijaya Dasami)
25.10.2023 – Suna Besa (Ekadashi)
Also Read: Cuttack Durga Puja 2023