Thursday, August 27, 2015

Dhanu Sankranti 2015

Dhanu Sankranti is a one of  the most imporant festival in odisha.  This festival celebrate on the first day of lunar pousha Month. This festival  celebrate in the year December 16(Wednesday).

After collecting the harvest there is a festival of general rejoicing with special sweets of 'Muan', which is offered to Lord Jagannath in puja. A grand street play is held on this day in the Bargarh town of Orissa enacting the various episodes of Lord Krishna's life. The entire township stretching over five kilometers serves as an open-air theatre and a large number of people participate in it with pomp and splendor.

On this day, Lord Surya or the Sun God is worshiped. Devotees take a dip in the sacred rivers like Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, Yamuna as it is considered a very auspicious ritual . This festival is celebrated with great gusto in Orissa. This festival celebrate in every women's and mean's and wear new cloths.

Lord Jagannath is worshiped on this day. In Orissa, the month of Pousha is considered the month of plenty. Hence, after collecting the harvest a festival of celebration is organized. A special delicacy made of sweetened rice flakes Dhanu Muan is prepared which is offered to Lord Jagannath.

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