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.