Bargarh: The last and final day of the 11-day Dhanuyatra witnessed the death of demon king Kansa and the victory of truth, justice and righteousness over arrogance and wickedness.
The town of Bargarh that had turned to Mathura, the river Jeera that had become Yamuna, and village Ambapalli on other bank of river that had become Gopa, from Tuesday will be engaged in their usual activities. All the people of Bargarh who had been experiencing life back in time will now return to their routine chores.
Lord Krishna accompanied by his brother Lord Balaram and his cow-herd friends, who went around Mathura on Sunday, visited the Raj Durbar of his uncle Kansa on a beautifully decorated chariot, as per the invitation of Kansa. However after reaching at the Raj Durbar Lord Krishna could know about Kansa’s conspiracy to kill him. So he first killed Kubalaya, the trustworthy elephant of Kansa. The killing of Kubalaya was folowed by the killings of Astamalla, Chanura and Mustika. Then Lord Krishna broke the famous Shiva Dhanu. Demon king Kansa pleaded Lord Krishna to spare him. But Lord Krishna didn’t spare him. After having a brief battle with Lord Krishna, Kansa was seen bleeding all over and soon fell dead. An effigy of Kansa was burnt marking the end of his tyrannical rule.
Lakhs of people witnessed the entire festival. All the characters enacted their roles to perfection. They were thanked by Mr. Bhabagrahi Mishra, Collector Cum District Magistrate of Bargarh and President of the festival committee.