Bargarh: The world famous Dhanu Yatra here ended on Friday night with an open stage pandal playing death of King Kansa at the hands of Lords Krishna and Balaram.
The mighty king finally collapsed on the resplendent pandal of his Ranga Shabha marking the end of the 11-day-long Dhanu Yatra, the biggest open air theatre of the world.
Kansa, after hearing a voice from the heaven about his death and the killer, had taken all precautions to save his life from child Krishna. He killed all the eight children of his sister Devaki. But his death was pre-ordained.
On the invitation of Kansa, two brothers, Krishna and Balaram, had come to Mathura Nagari(Bargarh) for the Dhanu Yatra. Kansa was sure that he would kill the duo as he was unaware of their divine power, and relied more on his muscle power. He fought with them, and was killed. Lord Krishna’s incarnation was meant to destroy all the evil forces with the killing of Kansa. Citizens of Mathura heaved a sigh of relief after the demon king’s death. King Ugresan reoccupied the throne.