Friday, April 6, 2018

Maa Hingula Yatra 2018 Talcher Odisha

Goddess Hingula is worshipped with great devotion by the people of the surrounding areas of puri, Odisha. Goddess Hingula is the mainstream of the Agni(fire) in the kitchen of Lord Jagannath at Shree Mandir Temple puri. Maa Hingula is the form of fire and she gives darshan to her devotees in the form of burning fire at a spot near Hingula temple in Gopal Prasad, one of the famous Shakti peetha in the country.

Maa Hingula
On the day of Yatra, an ornamental cloth covering called canopy(Chandua) has given by the king of Talcher is placed above the fire and thousands of devotees come from far places and offer various Prasad like Coconut, Guda, Ghee, and various types of fruits put into the fire. But the Main Interest thing is the canopy does not burn. After nine days a puja called "sital" is performed on the spot by the Talcher king and Dehury. 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Maa Saraswati puja In Kolkata.

Saraswati Puja is a time when we all welcome spring season. Spring means bosonto and Bosonto mean Love. This weather is little chilly, flowers start blooming, birds start singing and love starts. Every people start singing Especially in Kolkata " Bosonto Ese Geche".

Girls wear yellow saree.
On this special day every young girls or boy comes in traditional wear, Women wears the yellow Basanti color sarees and boys wear the Kurta, dhoti, and worship to Maa Saraswati.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

One famous Hindu Festival celebrated in Odisha- Samba Dashami

Samba Dashami- a unique festival of Odisha which falls on 10th day of Pausha masa(Month). On this day mothers wake up early morning and wear the new sarees and pray to Lord Surya for the health of their children and family. 

Samba Dashami

Due to Mythology, Samba, Son of Lord Krishna was in trouble by leprosy and was cured by the sun God Lord Surya after 12 years punishment near Konark. From that day people visit sun temple or in front of tulsi plant make the alpana of Lord Surya and pray for the well being of the family.
Happy Samba Dashami to all.

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. 

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.