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Kartikeswar Puja 2018 in Orissa – Kartikeswar Yatra

Kartikeswar Puja is observed in Orissa from Kartik Purnima for five days. Kartikeswar Puja 2018 date is from November 23 to November 27. Monday in Kartik month in Orissa is highly auspicious and people consume food without onion and garlic. The festival is also referred as Kartikeswar Yatra.

Special sarvajanik pandals are created during the period. The murti of Kartikeswar is installed and worshipped for five days and is immersed on the final day.

Kartikeswar is the son of Shiva and Goddess Parvati. He is popularly known as Kartik, Muruga, Skanda, and Subrahmanya.

Legend has it that he appeared to annihilate demon Surpadman, who had become invincible. He led the army of the Devas – celestial beings. Kartikeswar is the handsome god and is widely worshipped in South India.

The puja and yatra commemorates the victory of Kartikeswar over the demons.