A new and marvelous Temple of Lord Jagannath is coming up in Navi Mumbai, thanks to the over drive of the Maharashtra Odia welfare Association (MOWA).
Since 1998, when MOWA came to existence, the Organization has been striving hard to highlight Odisha culture prominently in the fields of socio, economic and spiritual as well.
And MOWA is spreading the message of Lord Jagannath, the Presiding Deity of Odisha by setting up a small temple at Navi Mumbai in 2011.
All rituals of the Trinity, Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and Lord Jagannath are being organized including Rath Jatra.
Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasingha Dev has been the Guiding Force behind this spiritual initiative of MOWA.
Now a bigger Temple is coming up as the Government of Maharashtra allotted a land at Sector-5, Kharghar Navi Mumbai and people are contributing for this great cause, said Bhagwan Panda, President, MOWA.
Major works on the new Temple is now complete and it is expected that the opening will be in the next year.
This year MOWA started a new chapter to Mandir Calendar, I.e. Bhagwat Saptaha in association with ONGC employees group.
It all started on 1November with Kalash Jatra by all women devotees. Prabachan was delivered by Swami Sampoornananda Shastri between 6.45PM & 9.45PM.each day till 7 November, which is followed by dinner in Odishi Style.
Purnahuti will be on Sunday, 8 November at 10 AM. followed by Bhajan Sandhya at 7 PM by Odisha famous singer Anindita Das, Sujit Parida & Group.
Large number of devotees from various section of society are gathering here and enjoying the occasion every day.
Although this is a new chapter for MOWA’s calendar, it is appreciated by the public to such an extent that the trustees of MOWA has decided to celebrate this every year.
MOWA is engaged in various other Socio, Cultural and Philanthropic activities and its efforts have been appreciated by many, admits K N Biswal, ARC Odisha Bhawan, Navi Mumbai.
And the Government of Odisha is also extending all out support for spreading the Spirit and Culture of Odisha in this part of the country, said Mr.Panda, President MOWA.