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.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Jyeshtha Gauri Puja in Maharastra.

In Maharastra, Gauri Puja means to worshipped Goddess Parvati(Gauri). Ganesh Chaturthi is the Main Festival for the Maharashtrians, and Goddess Parvati also puja with great pomp and show.  It is a great festival in Maharastra where only women can do the puja.

Gauri Puja

On the previous day of the puja, Gauri Idol brought inside the house and then decorated with traditional Silk saree and bridal jewelry like bindi, bangles, necklace, etc. All female get together and wear traditional handloom silk saree and pray to Maa Parvati for good wishes of their home and young girls keep whole day fast for getting the better husband.

On this Special Day, Women offer various types of fruits like coconut, and special dish. On the Next day, Gauri Visarjan takes place with full pomp and Show.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Today is Radha Astami festival.

Today is Radha Ashtami festival, and people celebrated as birth Anniversary of Goddess Radha, the consort of  Lord Krishna. It falls on the eighth day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Bhadraba.

Goddess Radha.
On this day devotees of Lord Krishna keep fast on Radha Ashtami day and wear real traditional clothes and visit the nearest Lord Krishna Temple. Peoples offer Dhoop, Incense Sticks, Kumkum, Roli, flower, fruits, sweets and beautiful Shringar items to the idols. 

According to Mythology, When Lord Vishnu took avatar as Lord Krishna in the earth, Goddess Laxmi appeared as Radharani. This day marks as Radhaastami or Radhajayanti.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Odisha People celebrate Nuakhai Festival Today.

Nuakhai means the festival of Harvest, and in Odisha, people celebrate it with full spirit and in a great way.

Nuakhai Festival.

The Name " Nuakhai" is a combination of two words they are "Nua, " and "Khai" Nua means New and Khai means food. When the Word put together, it comes Nuakhai. On this Special, Day Women's take a bath from the morning and wear new Various design's of western Sambalpuri clothes and worshipped the new grains which taken from the land to Goddess Samaleswari to whom the festival is dedicated and make delicious sweets in this new grain. This festival is celebrated on the lunar fortnight in Bhadrapada months, the day after Ganesh Chaturthi festival.