With the chanting of 151 Baitals, Khapar comes out here on the midnight of Durga Ashtami, the age-old tradition is still alive today

With the chanting of 151 Baitals, Khapar comes out here on the midnight of Durga Ashtami, the age-old tradition is still alive today

 To maintain the tradition of Khappar, even during the curfew implemented under Section 144, Khappar will be taken out from the three Goddess temples of the city on the midnight of Mahashtami. However, during this time the common people cannot see the Khappar. Amidst the security of the police, only the presence of the members of the temple committee would be taken out. In India, perhaps only in the city of Kawardha, the tradition of removing khappas from Goddess temples on Durga Ashtami of Navratri continues. But even in this, year after year there are hurdles. Last year, Section 144 remained in force due to Corona. At the same time, this year there is a situation of curfew in the city due to the dispute. In such a situation, guidelines were issued by the district administration regarding the removal of Khappar.

The administration has imposed curfew
and has issued instructions by the administration that there is a tradition of removing khappas from Maa Parmeshwari temple, Maa Danteshwari temple and Maa Chandi temple on the midnight of Ashtami of Navratri in Kawardha city. In this, a large number of people from the city and the surrounding rural areas gather in the city of Kawardha. Due to the gathering of large number of people inside Kawardha city, there is a possibility of law and peace and order in Kawardha city being affected. Due to this, the curfew will continue under section 144 and the exit of the common people is prohibited.

Tradition is many centuries old
The religious tradition of extracting Khappar by invoking the Goddess is many centuries old . This tradition is still maintained in the three goddess temples of Kawardha. In Shardiya Navratri, Khappar is taken out from Maa Danteshwari Temple, Maa Chandi Mandir and Maa Parameshwari Temple in the city at midnight, whereas in Kwar Navratri, Khappar is taken out from only two temples. At 12.15 midnight, the first Khapar will come out from Maa Danteshwari temple under the protection of the leader. After this, only 10 minutes from Maa Chandi and then in an interval of 10 minutes, Khappar will be taken out from Maa Parmeshwari, who will tour the city. The deities of 18 temples established in the mohallas are duly invoked while passing through various routes.

Sarve Bhavantu Sukhin: To get rid of disasters,
Khapar is to get rid of religious calamities and to establish the spirit of Sarve Bhavantu Sukhin: From around 10.30 o'clock on the Ashtami night of every Navratri Paksha, the pandas engaged in the service of the mother, as per tradition, invited 7 Kal, 182 deities and 151 brave warriors with chants and sat in an earthen pot (Khappar) lit by fire. goes. In the earlier tradition, the rituals are completed by cutting 108 lemons separately. After taking a bath at the fixed ghat of the nearby flowing Sakri river at exactly 12 o'clock in the middle of the night, after coming back again at a fast pace, sitting in front of the idol of Adishakti Devi, adorned with the present pandas. After this the Khapar is taken out from the temple.

Get the homes of people totally banned
by an order issued by the district administration in the range of Kawardha area, get out of the movement, appearance and houses on streets completely be banned. A maximum of 10 persons can be involved in Khappar and Khappar Committee. If found contravening the above order, the concerned person, institution, organizer will be liable for action under section 51 to 60 of Disaster Management Act 2005, section 188 of Indian Penal Code, 1860, Epidemic Act, 1897 and other relevant legal provisions as applicable.

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If oil prices do not come down, the pace of economic recovery will decrease: Hardeep Singh Puri

If oil prices do not come down, the pace of economic recovery will decrease: Hardeep Singh Puri

 India on Wednesday warned the world that if oil prices continue to remain high, the recovery in the global economy may be affected. At the same time, it urged Saudi Arabia and other oil producing countries to take steps to reduce prices and ensure supply. Let us tell you that the prices of petrol and diesel in the country have reached an all-time high. Addressing CeraWeek's India Energy Forum, Petroleum Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that if fuel prices do not come down, the pace of recovery in the world economy will slow down.

In April last year, during the Corona epidemic, the prices of crude oil in the international market came down to $ 19 per barrel due to the decrease in demand due to the lockdown imposed in most countries of the world. Although the demand for oil increased this year due to rapid vaccination happening all over the world, then crude oil climbed to $ 84 per barrel. Puri said that due to the cost of fuel, there is a possibility of rising inflation. He said the country's oil import bill was $8.8 billion in the June 2020 quarter, which has increased to $24 billion this year. The only reason this happens is because of the cost of oil.

The Petroleum Minister said that the government believes that the availability of fuel should not only be continuous but it should also be affordable. The economic recovery has weakened after the devastating pandemic and is further threatened by high oil prices. India imports about two-thirds of its oil requirement from countries in West Asia. Therefore, it has urged OPEC countries that higher oil prices will lead to a rapid move towards alternative fuels, and in such a situation, these high prices will prove to be harmful for the producers only. Puri said he had raised the issue in the recent meetings with Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, the US, Russia and Bahrain.

Petrol and diesel prices hiked again

Two days later, on Wednesday, once again the prices of petrol and diesel were increased by 35 paise per liter. Thus fuel prices have reached an all-time high across the country. After the increase in prices, the price of petrol has reached a record level of Rs 106.19 per liter in Delhi and Rs 112.11 per liter in Mumbai. Whereas in Mumbai, diesel is getting Rs 102.89 per liter. Whereas in the national capital it costs Rs 94.92 per liter. After the increase of 35 paise per liter in vehicle fuel for four consecutive days, their price was not increased on Monday and Tuesday.

After the increase in prices on Wednesday, the price of petrol in all state capitals has gone up to Rs 100 per liter or more. While diesel has touched the level of hundreds in more than a dozen states. In Goa's capital Panaji and Jharkhand's capital Ranchi also, diesel crossed the Rs 100 per liter mark. The costliest fuel is in the border town of Ganganagar in Rajasthan where petrol is available at Rs 118.23 per liter and diesel at Rs 109.04 per litre. For the first time in the international market, the price of crude oil reached $ 84.43 per barrel on Wednesday. It was priced at $73.92 a barrel a month ago.

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