Monday, December 11, 2017

World Famous Dhanu Yatra at Bargarh Odisha.

Dhanu Sankranti marks the day when Lord Sun enters in Dhanu Rashi(Sagittarius). That's the way it is celebrated on the first day of Lunar Pousha masa(month).This month is considered as the month of plenty.

Dhanu Muan
On this day Lord Surya is worshipped. Devotees take a dip in sacred rivers like Ganga, Yamuna, and Godavari. This festival is celebrated with a great way in Shree Lord Jagganath Temple Puri Odisha. Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, and Mother Shubhadra worshipped on this day. Hence, after collecting the new harvest a festival is organized and people made a specially sweetened rice flakes called Dhanu Muan which is Offered to Lord Jagannath.

A street Play held on this day in Bargarh that describes the various episodes of Lord Krishna's Childhood Life. One of the most Important episodes is on Krishna's visit to Mathura for the Bow ceremony which was organized by Kansa and it is the time of Dhanu Yatra. Kansa Want to kill Lord Krishna at this time. This festival show from the Lord Krishna birth to the killing of the demon by him. During this festival, Bargarh is known as Mathura.

This festival celebrated from Pusha Shukla Sasthi to Pousha Purnima and it goes for ten to eleven days Continuously. The world famous Dhanu Yatra held at Bargarh.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Ghodalagi Besha of Lord Jagannath in winter season.

In winter season every one feels cold, but our Lord Jagannath feels cold in winter season. During the period from Margasira Sukla Sasthi Tithi(6th day of the bright fortnight in margasira) to Magha Sukla Panchami Tithi(5th day of bright fortnight in Magha means Basanta Panchami) deities wear winter clothes. That is called Ghodalagi Besha.

Ghodalaggi  Besha
Every day the deities of Shree Lord Jagannath Temple, Puri are draped in cotton and Khandua Silk fabrics, Gold ornaments, flowers, Tulsi Leaves and sandal paste. There are 32 Beshas of Lord Jagannath in a year.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Bata Osha(Danda Pahanra) festival celebrate in odisha.

Today is Bata Osha or Danda Pahanra Which is celebrated in Odisha in the month of Pousha(December). In this Puja, God Yama is the presiding Deity. 

This festival is all about worshipping Lord Yama, the jolly pot-bellied God in black. Womens wear the new clothes and do the puja at the junction of four roads by praying for the well being of their husbands and children whenever they travel.

On this day a special sweet dish prepared called Budha Chakuli and offer to Lord Yama. 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Margashira Laxmi Puja in odisha.

Manabasa Gurubar Maa Lakshmi Vrata is observed during gurubar or Thursdays in the month of Margasira masa. Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped on Thursdays during Margashirsh Month (November – December) in Odisha with rituals.

From early periods Margasira month is also known as Margashirsha Masha, which is the favorite month for Goddess Laxmi. On The month of Margasira gurubar(Thursday) day, women clean their houses before the day and keep them neat and put various jhoti or Chitta in front of their house to welcome Laxmi maa. They wake up early in the morning and perform ritual bath wear the White with Red border saree and start Lakshmi Puja by reading the Maha Laxmi Puran Book and offer various sweets to maa on this day Like Manda pitha, Suji Kakara, Kheer, and Kichdi.

There is a great story about Maha Laxmi Puran which is written in the 15th century by the Great Poet Balarama Dasa.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Significance of Badaosha puja in odisha.

Bada Osha is one of biggest and greatest OSHA of all time in Odisha. This festival observed in the month of November Kartika Maasa or Kartika Sukla Trayodashi every year. 

Lord Nageswar Temple Odisha Dhenkanal
On this special day women's wear the New saree, take the fast from the before the day that is called Ekbar(means one time to eat rice) and on that day full fasting. In every Saiba Pitha devotees visit the temple and prepare the delicious sweet dish called "Gaja Bhoga" and "Ghora". Gaja Bhoga Looks Like white rasagolla, and this sweet dish is related to the Lord Name Dhabaleswar Baba, in Odisha Dhabala means white. First, the prasad offer to Lord Shiva and distribute to devotees. Lakhs of devotees come to the Dhabaleswar temple and every Lord Shiva temple.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

"Panchuka" Kartika Maasa Odisha Festival.

Odisha is Known as the Temple City and it is deeply rooted in culture and Traditions. People of Odisha celebrate all the festivals as per the Hindu Calender. From previous Old age, people are saying "Bara Masa Tere Parba"(thirteen festivals in twelve months) are celebrated in Lord Jagannath Land. 

Panchuka Rangoli
In Hindu Calendar the holiest month are Baisakh, Asadha, Kartika, and Margasira. Kartika Maasa Starts from the next day of Kumar Purnima which marks the end of Aswini Maasa. On the month of Kartika, every day people take the bath from early morning 4 AM and regular visit to the nearest temple. As per tradition people only eat the vegetarian food item.

The last five days of the month is called Panchuka and the very last day of these five days is celebrated as Kartika Purnima. These five days devotees make the food without onion and garlic during Kartika maasa. On the time of Panchuka, even a crane(Fish Hunting Bird) does not eat fish during Panchuka!

Early in the morning Married women take the bath and wear the puja cotton sarees and draw the beautiful rangoli design around the chaura(tulsi Plant) during Panchuka.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Dhabalamukhi besha of Maa Samaleswari on Mahalaya.

Everyone knows about western Odisha which is famous for sambalpuri saree and the presiding deity of Sambalpur maa Samalei.  Maa Samaleswari gives darshan to the devotees in blood red sindur avatar but on the special auspicious occasion of Sradha Mahalaya Maa gives darshan in this white-faced cool avatar that is popularly known as “Dhabalamukhi Besa” or “Whitefaced avatar” or “Ganga Darshan”. Thousands of devotees come to Maa samalei temple.

Dhabalamukhi Besha of Maa Samalei.

Maa Samaleswari’s Dhabalamukhi Besa is the creation from the combined shakti of Maa Saraswati, Maa Mahakali, and Maa Maha Laxmi. One day before Sradha Mahalaya Maa gives darshan in Sati Besa to her devotees. Maa lives in this white avatar for 2 days. It is also believed that the person who gets the opportunity to have darshan of Maa is lucky and gets blessings of Maa. Devotees take the fasting from the next day for Navratri puja. In every Sakti pitha Navratri puja held for nine days.