Bhubaneswar: “Chaita Mangalabara Osha” is observed on all Mangalabaras (Tuesdays) in the Odia month of Chaitra. Maa Mangala is worshipped for the well being of the family. The worshippers mostly married women join together and observe it. They worship the goddess and offer bhoga that consists of seasonal fruits and pana.
The four Tuesdays of the month of Chaitra (March/April) are believed to be holy for shakti puja (power worshipping). Devotees in large number from various states and abroad visit the Taratarini Temple named after twin goddesses – Tara and Tarini.
While the rope way facility is available for the devotees, most of the devotees prefer to visit the shrine by trekking 999 steps.