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Meeting of Goddess Nanda Devi and Mahishasura Mardini at Gandasu Village near Uttarakhand

Goddess Nanda Devi and Mahishasura Mardini are deities worshipped in villages near Gopeshwar in Uttarakhand. Goddess Nanda Devi arrives from Jakhani Village. The meeting of the two goddesses happens at the Goddess Mahishasura Mardini Temple at Gandasu Village.

Hundreds of devotees from nearby villages arrive to have a glimpse of the meeting of the two deities.

The ritual takes during the Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi in Bhadrapad month as per traditional Hindu Lunar Calendar followed in Uttarakhand.

The ritual is part of the annual Lok Jat Yatra which takes place during the period.