The annual ‘Rathotsava’ and ‘Sootedara Seve’ Concludes at Kateel temple

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Kateel Annual FestivalKateelu : Thousands of devotees participated in the annual ‘Rathotsava’ and  the ‘Sootedara Seve’ at Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple on Tuesday April 21.

After Rathotsava on the day of Arata (end of the annual feast) the ‘Sootedara Seve’ between Atthoor and Kodetthoor villagers, and fireworks enthralled the devotees.

Sootedara has its own importance in the history, devotees wearing only shawl and piece of cloth on their waist, they set ablaze the coconut leaves to throw each other.

People of Atthur and Kodetthur village form two groups and start throwing fire at eachother on the ground near Raktheshwari temple in Ajar. The event is continued for three rounds. After which the teams move to Car Street of the temple and continue the seva.

The devotees then take bath in Okuli water. Even after the intense battle no one gets burn injuries. The small burn marks will be cured by the prasadam of the Goddess, people explain.

It is also said that when Goddedd Durga returns from her journey she cleansed her body and mind with fire and water as both are symbols of purity.

 Kateel Annual Festival

Kateel Annual Festival

 

Kateel Annual Festival

 

Kateel Annual Festival

                       

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