Saturday, November 28, 2015

The Snana Yatra is a bathing festival celebrated on the Purnima (full moon day) of the Hindu month of Jyeshtha

The Snana Yatra is a bathing festival celebrated on the Purnima (full moon day) of the Hindu month of Jyeshtha. It is an important festival of the Jagannath devotees. This is the first occasion in the year as per the Hindu calendar, when the deities Jagannath, Balabhadra, Subhadra, Sudarshan, and Madanmohan are brought out from the Jagannath Temple (Puri) and taken in a procession to the Snana Bedi. There they are ceremonially bathed and wear traditional yellowcolor Kahndua pata decorated for a public audience with the devotees.



It is a belief among devotees of Lord Jagannath that if they make a pilgrimage to see the deity on this day, they would be cleansed of all of their sins. Hundreds of thousands of devotees visit the temple on the occasion. The Skanda Purana mentions that King Indradyumna arranged this ceremony for the first time when the idols of the deities were first installed.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

"Kartik Purnima" also known as Tripuri Purnima and Tripuri Purnima.

The Purnima on the day of Shukla Paksha in the Kartik month is known as Kartik Purnima. Kartik Purnima is also known as Tripuri Purnima and Ganga Snan. Kartik Poornima will observed on Wednesday, 25th November 2015. 

Lord Mahadev killed a demon named Tripuri on this day and hence, it is known as Tripuri Purnima. Kartik Purnima has immense religious value according to the Hindu mythology. There is a tradition of taking a bath in Ganga and donating lamps on this day. It is believed that Kartik Purnima provides Dharma, Artha, Kama and Salvation. 

Kartik Purnima is considered as an auspicious day according to Hindu mythology. It is considered to be day of Lord Shiva, Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, Lord Angira and Lord Sun. A person involving in baths, charity, donation etc on this day receives fruitful results. Shri Satyanarayana story is read on this day and lamps are lit on intersections, under Peepal trees, in temples etc. Prayers offered on each Purnima beginning from Kartik Purnima give positive results.
Importance of Kartik Purnima worship. This festival celebrate all people and wear in new clothes. 


It is believed that charities on this day are equal to a hundred Ashvamedh Yagyas. It is also believed that charities, donations etc in this month help in attaining salvation. All these things keep great importance on this auspicious day. Donations, charities etc. on this day, help in getting closer to Lord Shiva and keeps a person healthy and content. Kartik Purnima is one of the most important Purnimas of the year.



















Monday, November 23, 2015

"Dhanu Sankranti" Famous festival Odia People

"Dhanu Sankranti" marks the day when Sun enters in the Sagittarius or Dhanu Rashi. Dhanu Sankranti marks the beginning of the ninth month in Hindu Solar Calendar. This symbolizes the beginning of the auspicious Dhanur mas for the Vaishnava sect.


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. 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. This festival celebrate in all people and wear new dress

Thursday, November 19, 2015

FAMOUSE MAA HINGULA YATRA AND 12TH LOKAMAHOTSHAV CELEBRAED IN TALCHER


The nine days function of fire deity Maa Hingula and 12th lokamshotshav is being celebrated here at Gopal gada from 13th April, Sunday and will last on 21st of this month.
Lakhs of devotees are coming here for darsham from special areas in and outside of odisha. Maa Hingula's temple is situated at Gopal Prasad on the river bank of Singada in Talcher Sub Division of Angul District. 


Every year on Bishun Dasamak Chaturdashi( chaitra Sukla Chaturdashi) this famous festival of Maa Hingula is observed and Goddess Hingula gives darshan to her devotees in a state of burning fire near her temple at Gopalprasad, one of the famous Shakti Pitha in the conutry. This festival celebrate in all People and wear in new saree

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Gita Jayanti is the birthday of Bhagvad Gita

Gita Jayanti is the birthday of Bhagvad Gita, the sacred text of the Hindus. It is celebrated on the Shukla Ekadasi, 11th day of the waxing moon of Margashirsha month of the Hindu calendar. It is believed the "Bhagavad Gita" was revealed to Arjuna by Sri Krishna Himself in the battlefield of Kurukshetra (in present day Haryana, India). 
The text is written in third person, narrated by Sanjaya to King Dhritarashtra as it transpired between Sri Krishna and Arjuna. Sanjaya, the secretary of the blind King Dhritarashtra, had been blessed by his Guru, Vyasadev, with the power to remotely view the events taking place on the battlefield as they transpired. Gita Jayanti is celebrate all people and wear in new dress


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Prathamastami festival celebrated in the month of Margasira

Prathamastami is celebrated on the eighth day in the month of Margasira (November-December) and is one of the most popular festivals of Odisha. This is widely observed throughout the State. On this occasion the eldest child of the family is honoured. He or she is given new clothes and is made to sit on a wooden pedestal (Pidha).

In front of him/her an earthen pot full of water (Purna Kumbha) is placed on handfuls of paddy. Above it a branch of mango leaves and a coconut is placed. Then, the mother or any other elderly lady wishes him /her long-life and good health by praying Sathi Debi, the Goddess who protects children from all kinds of evils.

Before the first-borns get honoured, the mother and all other elderly women of the family offer all the prepared cuisine (Pitha and Khiri) to Sathi Devi first. Then they light the lamp (Arati with Dwipa) before the Goddess. Followed by this the first-borns get honoured.


Monday, November 16, 2015

Chamayavilakku Festival Kottankulangara Chavara Kollam Kerala

The Kottankulangara Festival is an once a year Hindu festival in Kerala, India in which thousands of men dress as women. The festival takes place at the Kottankulangara Devi Temple at Chavara, Kerala which is consecrated to the goddess Bhagavathy. Every year this festival is celebrated on the 10th and 11th day of the Malayalam Meenam Maasam which falls on the 24th and 25th of the year.
On the festival day thousand of Devotees visit the Temple to look for the blessings of the Goddess Bhagavathy. The men dress up in the female clothes of their choice. Some wear Set saari, Pattu saari, half saari or even dance costumes.


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

kartika purnima 2015 Mainley Celebrate for 5 days

The Full Moon Day or 15th Day of the Shukla Paksha  of the Kartika month is careful as Karitka Purnima. During this Month all the moral Hindus refrain themselves from eating fish, meat and egg. All of them take pre-dawn bath and visit temples as a matter of routine habit. The last five days are careful more blessed, in which there is wide sharing of devotees. Taken together the days are called 'Panchuka’ and the last day being the"Kartika Purnima". 

Every day they take food only once in the afternoon which is known as 'Habisha'. Panchuka Brata (The five days Celebration) For all the five days the women after their purification bath and wear new saree in the early morning draw beautiful flower-designs around the 'Chaura' with colour powder. Fasting for the day is commonly observed. Most of the Shiva temples get crowded with devotees offering prayer to Lord Shiva who is said to have killed the demon 'Tripurasura' on this day. 

Group singing of 'kirtans' and loud beating of 'Mrudanga' and cymbals continue for the whole day. Boita Bandana – As an Ancient Festival  that takes place in the “Kartika Purnima” morning is significant to the ancient history of Orissa. This reminds the maritime glory of the State. 
In olden days the 'Sadhabas' (Sea Traders) used to sail off to distant Islands like Java, Sumatra, Borneo, Ceylon etc. for trade by huge boats (Boita). The women of the community were giving them a hearty see off by saying ‘Aa ka Ma Boi’ which symbolizes three Oriya months i.e. Aswina, Kartika and Margashira. 

The days are now gone, but the memory is still alive. Now, people float tiny boats made out of cork and coloured paper or bark of the banyan tree remembering the past glory. This is called "Boita Bandana". The “Kartik Brata” is concluded on “Kartik Purnima” day. It is commonly observed that devotees take holy bath in Puri Sea Beach and worship Lord Jagannath on this holy day. This festival is celebrated with lot of respect by each and every individual of Orissa.













Monday, November 9, 2015

Today is celebrate Dhanteras Festival

The festival of Dhanteras falls in the month of Kartik (Oct-Nov) on the thirteenth day of the dark fortnight. This positive day is celebrated two days before the festival of lights, Diwali.
On Dhanteras, Lakshmi - the Goddess of capital - is worshiped to give success and well being. It is also the day for celebrating wealth, as the word 'Dhan' exactly means wealth and 'Tera' comes from the date 13th.

In the evening, the lamp is lit and Dhan-Lakshmi is welcomed into the house. Alpana or Rangoli designs are drawn on pathways including the goddess' footprints to mark the arrival of Lakshmi. Aartis or devotional hymns are sung eulogizing Goddess Lakshmi and sweets and fruits are offered to her.
Hindus also worship Lord Kuber as the treasurer of wealth and bestower of riches, along with Goddess Lakshmi on Dhanteras. This custom of worshiping Lakshmi and Kuber together is in prospect of doubling the benefits of such prayers.
People flock to the jewelers and buy gold or silver jewelry or utensils to venerate the occasion of Dhanteras.

Many wear new clothes and wear jewelry as they light the first lamp of Diwali while some engage in a game of gambling.


Friday, November 6, 2015

Diwali is one of the biggest festivals of Hindu

Diwali is one of the biggest festivals of Hindus, celebrated with great interest and happiness in India. The festival is celebrated for five continuous days, where the third days is celebrated as the main Diwali festival or 'Festival of lights'.

Different colorful varieties of fireworks are always connected with this festival. On this auspicious day, people light up diyas and candles all around their house. They perform Laxmi Puja in the evening and seek divine blessings of Goddess of Wealth. The festival of Diwali is never complete without exchange of gifts. People send for diwali to their near and dear ones. 

Diwali is an important festival for Hindus. The name of festive days as well as the rituals of Diwali varies greatly among Hindus, based on the region of India. In many parts of India, the festivities start with Dhanteras(in Northern & Western part of India), followed by Naraka Chaturdasi on second day, Deepavali on the third day, Diwali Padva dedicated to wife–husband relationship on the fourth day, and festivities end with Bhau-beej dedicated to sister–brother bond on the fifth day. Dhanteras usually falls eighteen days after Dussehra.

DIWALI FESTIVAL DATES:
  • 9 Nov 15 - Dhanteras
  • 10 Nov 15 - Choti Diwali
  • 11 Nov 15 -Diwali
  • 13 Nov 15 - Bhai Dooj





Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Aavani Moolam Special Pooja. Pooja will be performed at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple for Sundareswarar (Shiva)

The Aavani Moolam festival celebrated in Madurai on the Moolam day in the month of Aavani (August-September) depicts the famous sports of Lord Shiva at Madurai. It is a pleasing festival with individual local colour and eating of pittu (Puttukku Mansumantha Leela Festival) is a part of the day's commitment for the devotees.

The Panchamoorthies would be full around in demo along streets. During this festival the ten miracles performed by the Lord of Madurai would be enacted by the Sivachariars.This Festival God and Goddess wear in blue color pata saree. 

Pooja will be performed at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple for Sundareswarar (Shiva).



Tuesday, November 3, 2015

2015 Govardhan Puja, Annakut Puja

Most of the time Govardhan Puja day falls next day after Diwali Puja and it is celebrated as the day when Lord Krishna beaten God Indra. Sometimes there might be one day gap among Diwali and Govardhan Puja. 

In sacred texts, Govardhan Puja celebrations are suggested during Pratipada Tithi of Kartik month. Depending on starting time of Pratipada, Govardhan Puja day might fall one day before on Amavasya day on Hindu calendar. 

Gowardhan Puja is also famous as Annakut Puja. On this day food made of cereals like wheat, rice, curry made of gram flour and leafy vegetables is cooked and offered to Lord Krishna. This festival celebrate in all odia People and wear new dress.  

In Maharashtra the same day is celebrated as Bali Pratipada or Bali Padva. The day commemorates victory of Vamana, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, over King Bali and subsequent pushing of Bali to Patal Lok (the underworld). It is believed that owing to boon given by Lord Vamana, Asura King Bali visits the Prithvi Lok from the Patala Lok on this day.

Most of the time Govardhan Puja day coincides with 
Gujarati New Year day, which is renowned on Shukla Paksha Pratipada of Kartik month. Depending on opening time of Pratipada Tithi, Govardhan Puja revelry could be done one day before Gujarati New Year day. 






Monday, November 2, 2015

Kalashtami, or Maha kala Bhairavashtami Festival

Kalashtami, or Maha kalaBhairavashtami, is the most positive day dedicated to Lord Kala Bhairava. Lord kala Bhairava is a expression of Lord Shiva. Kala Bhairava is the God of Time – Kal means 'time' and 'Bhairava' the expression of Shiva. Ashtami after Poornima, the eighth day after full moon, is careful the ideal day to propitiate Kala Bhairava. In 2015, Kala Bhairavashtami is on Dec 03.
Lord Kala Bhairava is also known as Kshetrapalaka, the warden of the temple. In honor of this, keys to the temple are ceremonially submitted to Lord Kaala Bhairava at temple closing time and are received from him at opening time.

The vahana (vehicle) of Lord Kaala Bhairava is the dog. Feeding and taking care of dogs is another way of showing our devotion to Lord Kaala Bhairava.

There are eight types of Bhairavas and they are called ashta Bhairavas. They are Asithanga Bhairavar, Ruru Bhairavar, Chanda Bhairavar, Krodha Bhairavar, Unmatta Bhairavar, Kapala Bhairavar, Bhishana Bhairavar and Samhara Bhairavar. Apart from these eight forms there is yet another form called Swarna akarshana Bahiravar. Maha Bhairavar is said to be Shiva himself.


The Swarna akarshana Bhairavar has red nature and clothed in golden dress. He has moon in his head. He has four hands. In one of the hands he carries a golden boat. He gives wealth and wealth.