Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Maa Samaleswari (Dhabalamukhi Besha) on Mahalaya.

Lakhs of devotee come to sambalpur for holy darshan of "Maa Samaleswari" on friday in a special Avatar called "Dhabalamukhi Besha".

Maa Samalei attracts several devotees everyday usually looks red. But on that special day she turns white apparel that is called Mahalaya. On that day Every people believed that the darshan of the Dhabalamukhi Besha of Maa brings peace and prosperity for the devotees.

Jai Maa Samalei

Many devotees beleived that the darshan of Dhabalamukhi Maa Samalei is as good as taking a holy dip in the Ganga. That's way it is called Ganga darshan

From before night devotees wait for offer puja to maa samalei on friday and they lined up in a long queue to enter the temple. On that day to take darshan it will take 5 to 6 hours.But you can't feel the pain of waiting in a long line. On that day devotees wear the New saree to visit Maa samalei.

This Dhabalamukhi Besha will continue for two days friday and saturday and after that the Navaratri Puja starts for nine days . On the special Navaratri, maa samalei take different avatars like Sailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kusumanda, Skandhamata, Katyayani, Kalaratri, Mahagouri and Raja Rajeswari.  During these nine days, the temple was full of devotee from several corners.
Jai Maa Samalei.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Dwutibahan Osha – The typical Odia Osha

In Odisha, markets were fully crowded with mothers for individual purchases for ‘Pua Jiuntia’ and for Dwuitibahan Osha. This festival dedicated the special bond between mother and her child. All over Odisha mothers fasting the whole day without drinking water for the well being of their children.

Dwuitibahan is a unique festival of Orissa. This festival is celebrated in every rural village and town of Orissa in the month of Aswina. On that day Mothers wear the New saree and  worship Lord Dutibahana in an open space with full of decorated chandua and Amba Taran (mango leaves) and flowers. On this Puja, mothers take various types of fruits and also offer   108 duba, 108 unbroken arua rice, the thread, Mua (made of puffed paddy). After offering puja, mothers came to their home and tied the thread in her child's hand.

On Next day mother takes a holy dip in a nearby river, and prepare the 21 types of vegetable curry, kheer, and suji manda and offer to the Lord Duitibahan and distribute the Prasad to their neighbours after that mother breaks her fast with full devotions...