Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Buddha Jayanti

Buddha Jayanti or buddha purnima 

 Vesak (Buddha Purnima, Buddha Jayanti) is a Buddhist festival that marks Gautama Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death. It falls on the day of the full moon in May and it is a gazetted holiday in India.
Government offices, post offices and banks are closed in India on Vesak. Stores and other businesses and organizations may be closed or have reduced opening hours. Transport is usually unaffected as many locals travel for religious celebrations.
Gautama Buddha was a spiritual teacher in India. Many scholars are uncertain when he lived. It is believed that Buddha was born at some time between sixth and fourth centuries BCE. Opinions among scholars are generally divided between those who place Buddha's death about 480 BCE and those who place it as much as a century later.
Different Buddhist communities may celebrate Vesak on different dates in years when there are two full moons in May. This is because the Buddhist lunar calendar can be interpreted in different ways.
The dharmacakra or dharma wheel is a symbol often seen during Vesak. It is a wooden wheel with eight spokes. The wheel represents Buddha's teaching on the path to enlightenment. The eight spokes symbolize the noble eightfold path of Buddhism. This Festival Lord Buddha Wear the traditional Khandua.

Friday, June 26, 2015


Famous Janmashtami  festival in odisha 

The festival Knows as  KrishnashtamiSaatam Aatham,GokulashtamiAshtami RohiniSrikrishna JayantiSree Jayanti or sometimes simply as Janmashtami, is an annual celebration of the birth of the Hindu deity Krishna, the eight avatar of vishnu.
The festival celebrate on the eight day(Ashtami) of the krishna of the month of Sharavana(Augest - September). The festival special celebrate in  Lord krishna life and Rasa lila.Krishuna  was eighth son of Davaki and Vasudeva,the date of Krishna's birth, known as Janmashtami.
The festival celebrate in Janmashtami by fasting and staying up until midnight, the time when Krishna is believed to have been born. Images of Krishna's infancy are placed in swings and cradles in temples and homes. At midnight, devotees gather around for devotional songs, dance and exchange gifts. Some temples also conduct readings of the Hindu religious scripture Bhagavad Gita and all women's wear the new saree and girls wear traditional dress.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Puajiuntia festival.

Famous  Puajiuntia festival in  Sambalpur

Puajiuntia festival famous for Sambalpur. Puajiuntia is one of the fasting festivals. The festival celebrate in  women for her son.This festival falls on Aswina(October).The festival is mainly observed by mothers to appease Lord Dutibahana. During this they fast for the well being and prosperity of their sons. Children give gifts to their mother during this festival. The Boy wear new dress and playing the hello day.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Rash Yatra.

Rash Yatra is  the famous festival in Santipur.

Rash yatra famous festival in santipur. Every year in the month of November Rash yatra celebrate at santipur.Santipur is a town and a municipality  of Nadia  district of West Bengal.
This year Rash yatra will start on 25th of November.Rash yatra is dedicated to the divine  love of Sri Krishna and Radha and is observed mainly in Bengal.
Rash Yatra has a long tradition in Bengal and festival is very famous in the Cooh Behar area in Bengal.At this time every in santipur you can see pandals, light and sculpture of various Goddess like Radha-Krishna, Kali, Kamal Kamini, Ma Santoshi etc.Rash Yatra in Santipur is a 3 days celebrate. But Rash mela runs a long time of the month. 
The festival celebrite in two types.First type of puja Goswami homes Radha Krishna puja and other types are committee's puja you can say Badoyari puja.in badoyari puja you can see big pandals, lights and designed sculpture of Goddess.
Santipur also famous of handloom saree and other products.
Santipur village people celebrate in the festival wear traditional silk saree.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Bhai Juntia Festival

Bhai Juntia Festival is famous in Sambalpur.

This festival is common mostly in the regions of western Odisha. On this occasion, girls and women observe a whole day fast for seeking the blessings of Goddess Durga  for long life of their brothers(Bhai).Bhai Juntia Festival is the regional festival of Odisha.
This festival celebration  the two brothers and sisters is observed in Orissa. Bhai Juntia Festival is observed in the different parts of Orissa on Tuesday. The women of all ages wished for their brothers' long life and prosperity by touching their forehead with a bunch of grass locally called Durba and a morsel of rice.The festival also presented by the married women with a happy opportunity to visit their father's place. 
The Bhai Juntia Festival is observed every year on Durga Astami. The married and unmarried women keep a fast throughout the day. They offer special Puja before Goodess Durga  and prepare a bunch of grass of about 108 strands and a morsel of rice on Monday. They break their fast with the fruits and non vegetated food items only after the ritual is over.It is a festival where the brothers and sisters also exchange new clothes and gifts on the occasion and enjoy this day.

Friday, June 19, 2015


Ashoka Astami is a famous festival in Bhubaneswar.

Ashoka Astami festival or Ashokastami festival is one of the important festival in india.Hindu Festivals associated with Lord Shiva and Goddess shakti, celebrated in odisha   Ashokashtami is also the important annual car festival celebrated at the lord lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar.
Ashoka Ashtami falls on the eighth day of the Chaitra month (Chaitra Shukla Astami),(March – April).
Lord Ram performed pujas and prayed the Goddess Shakti & Lord Shiva at the Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar for seven long days and got Goddess blessings on the eighth day (Ashtami). With the blessings of Goddess Shakti and Lord Shiv, Lord Ram easily demolished Ravan with the Brahmastra, the weapon created by Lord Brahma.
To celebrate the victory, Lord Ramachandra took out a procession of Shiva and Shakti in a chariot on the Ashtami day. Ashoka Ashtami festival was celebrated from that day to mark the victory of Lord Rama, or the victory of Good over evil.
The word “Ashoka” literally means “free from any shoka (sorrow)” and the word “Astami” means “eighth day”.
Hence Ashoka Astami is the day when Goddess Shakti and Lord Shiva relived the sorrows of Lord Rama.
The festival observed  in women's,  and men celebrate in whole day and wear traditional khandua  saree. 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Ganesh Chaturthi.

 Ganesh Chaturthi in odia festival.
“Vakra tunda mahakaya Suyakoti Samaprabha
 Nirvignam kurumedevah sarbakarye susarvada”

Ganesh Jayanti also Know as Magha shukla chaturthi, Tilkund chaturthi, and Varad Chaturthi, is a hindu festival..The festivals falls on shukla paksha chaturthi day in the month of September. 
 On that day the Baby child started there study  at the time of Ganesh Chaturthi. The children wear new dress with lots of fun.They take the fasting  from morning to the end of puja.
They end the puja and go to home by taking the prasad.The children's play whole day.
The festival  is too much important in Maharashtra and in whole India. The festival falls on the 4th of the day of the bright fortnight of Bhadrapada(August- September). People buy Ganesh image to keep in their house as a divine guest for five to ten days. The image is then taken out ceremoniously and immerse to the river, sea or well.
Modak and ladu  is special Ganesh Chaturthi. Aarti is performed morning and evening a long as the Ganesh idol is at home.Huge Ganesh idols are worshipped at nicely decorated pandals, also known as Dekhavas for 8 to 10 days. These Dekhavas are organized by the Mandals, worked collectively for the entire locality. Various Mandals shouting the slogans of Ganpati Bapa Morya take out huge processions during the first day and the day of immersion of the idols throughout the city.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Anala Navami and Jagaddhatri puja.

Anala Navami  famous of odisha festival.

This festival also known as 'Radha Pada Darshana' is celebrated in oriya Magha month.'Anala Navami' is specially observed in the temple of 'Sakhi Gopinatha' at Sakhigopal.On this day Goddess Jagadhatri(Maha Saraswati Sakti) is worshipped.This festival celebrite 
in Every women's and girls.The women's wear traditional silk saree and girl's wear handloom traditional dress and enjoy this day.


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Durga Puja.

Durga Puja is the important festival in odisha.

Durga puja is a Indian Festival.The festival meanly celebrate in odish.  The festival falls on the odia month of Aswina (September–October) Durga Puja is widely celebrated in the Indian states of Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Manipur, Odisha, Tripura and West Bengal.The festival odisha observed in 5 days. 
First day call at- Shashthi-  On this day Goddess Durga arrives to the mortal world from her heavenly abode, accompanied by her children.
Second day call - Maha Saptami - Saptami is the first day of Durga Puja. A tiny banana plant, or Navapatrika, is given a pre-dawn bath. This is an ancient ritual of worshiping nine types of plants. They are together worshiped as a symbol of the goddess. The main Saptami Puja follows Kalparambha and Mahasnan.
Third day call -   Maha Ashtami - The day begins with a recital of Sanskrit hymns, in community puja pandals, as thousands of devotees offer anjali to the goddess. Kumari Puja, or the worship of little girls as the child goddess, was a special part of the rituals observed in a number of traditional and household pujas. 
Fourth day call-  Maha Nabami -  This is the concluding day of Durga Puja. The main Navami Puja begins after the end of Sandhi Puja. The Navami Bhog consisting fish is offered to the goddess.
Fivth day and last- Maha dasami and Vijayadahami - After the three days of Puja, in Dashami, on the last day, after the last ritual Aparajita puja is offered to the Goddess, a tearful farewell is offered to her. 
The Durga Puja is celebrated in two different ways in odisha.
 In Shakti peethas (temples of goddess) the Durga Puja is observed with proper rituals for 16 days, starting from Krishnapaksha Ashtami to Shukla paksha Navami of the Hindu calender.This festival celebrate  people in wear new saree and dress  and enjoy everybody.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Bali Yatra and Kartika Purnima.

Bali Jatra is celebrated to mark the voyages made by ancient sea traders from odisha to Bali.It falls on the day of Kartik Purnima. On this day, miniatures of  the boats called boitas are rleased in ponds, rivers and the sea. Festival is celebrated for a week. A major annual trade fair is also held in cuttack.
Bali Jatra is also associated with Taapoi and rituals like Bhalukuni osha or Khuduruni asha and Bada Osha.Taapoi is closely assocociated  with the Bali jatra festival, which recalla traditional memories of young maidens waiting for the return of their sailor brothers.To commemorate this, the festival is celebrated this, the festival is celebrate every year from the the day of Kartika Purnima. The girl's wear dress and boy's wear Kurta and enjoy this day.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Dhanu Yatra in odisha festival.

Dhanu Jatra or Dhanu Yatra is a drama festival celebrated in Western Odisha based on mythological story of krishna. This festival falls on the month of December.This festival  Important in Kansh mamu. The town of Baragarh becomes Mathura, the river jira becomes yamuna, and village Amapalli on other bank of river becomes Gopa. Different acts of puranic descriptions are performed in this festival.
This festival celebrate in old people.  The uniqueness of Dhanuyatra lies in the fact that the action in the drama takes place at several locations in Bargarh and Amapali, which correctly fits into the episodes in the life of Krishna. Both actors and audiences move from place according to the requirement of a particular scene. Government servants, politicians, business men, laborers and public in Bargarh are part of the play.Every people wear new dress and men's wear kurta and everybody enjoy this day. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Konark Dance Festival.

This festival is a dance festival held every year in December in backdrop of the Sun temple in Konark, Odisha. Konark Dance festival started in the year 1986 at konark Natya Mandap by its founder is Director Padmashree  Guru Gangadhar Pradhan.
The festival celebrate in evening and girls wear traditional saree.
A celebration of Odisha, Bharatnatyam, Manipuri, Kathak and chhau Dance, the festival truly comes as a lavish feast for the eyas and ears.The sound of Ghungroo bells, flute and pakhauj add on the festival mood.
A craft mela also put up during the konark Dance festival.This festivals shell's in different type  of Handicraft's produced and Handloom produced. This mela adds more fun to the festival thus making it a perfect venue for family get together on a holiday and enjoy this mala. 

Odisha Saree Store: Odisha Great festival "Raja Sankranti".

Odisha Saree Store: Odisha Great festival "Raja Sankranti".: Raja Sankrati festival always falls in the first day of the month Asara" when the season of rain starts. All over odisha welcomes the...

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Guru Purnima.

The Full Moon Day in the month of Ashadha(July-August) is Know as Guru Purnima. Guru Purnima is the day devotess offer puja(worship) to their Guru. The festival dedicated to the teacher. This festival is traditionally by Hindus, Jains and Buddhista, to pay their respects to their reacher.
Guru Purnima is celebrated to the children and gift give your teacher. Children's wear new dress and going the scholl and full enjoy this day
.As part of the celebration, devotees present gifts in form of sweets and flowers to their spiritual gurus. It's an ideal time to commence spiritual lessons from a guru. Farmers give great significance to this day because it is believe that the advent of much-needed rains will shower upon their crops and plantations. 

Monday, June 8, 2015

Vat Purinma.

Vat Purnima is observed in Maharashtra. Purnima means "full moon" and  is celebrated  full moon day of the month of jyestha(May-June).Women observed a fast and tie threads around a banyan tree and tie threads around a banyan tree and pray for the  well being of their husband. The women keep a fast for their husband.They casual  wear saree and ornaments.Their fast is observed the whole night till the next morning.
The Women,s worship a banyan(vat) tree.Women's pray for good health for their husband.Womens give to the tree, holy sprinkle red powder(Kumkum) on it, and wrap cotton threads around tree's trunk. Then they seven times around the tree(called the parikrama or pradakshina).

Friday, June 5, 2015

Raja festival in odisha.

Raja parba or Mithunu Sankarnti.
Raja is a important festival in odisha for girl. The festival falls on the odiya month of Asadha(June-July).The festival celebrite in four days First day called at:-Pahili Raja.
        Second day call at:-Mithuna Sankarniti.
        Third day call at:- Bhu daaha or Basi Raja.
          Fourth day call at:- Vasumati Snan.                              
This festival observed in agriculture people and the girl's wake up in the early morning and bathing. During these three days women and girls take rest from work and wear new saree and some girls fashion dress, Alata and ornaments.The festival celebrate  in all india but in cuttack, puri and Balasore is most important.
Legend:-The reason behind this festival is giving rest to the earth. So the people don't touch the earth during the festival.The unmarried girls don't toush the earth with barefoot.
Time of Merry making:- During this festival various kind of Dolis are used by people, such as 'Ram Doli', 'Charki Doli', 'Pata Doli', 'Dandi Doli' etc. Rajo Songs specially meant for the festival speak of love, affection, respect, social behaviour and everything of social order that comes to the minds of the singers.The boy playing in Kabadi and cricket.
Main attraction of Raja:- The "poda pitha" and "Raja Pana" is main attracation of Raja.
                            Raja Song
                        Banaste Dakila Gaja
                        Barasake thare asichi Rajo 
                       Asichi Rajo lo heba nua saja bajja……

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Makar Sankranti and Makar chaula.

Makar Sankranti: Makar Sankranti is a hindu festival. The festival celebrate in  two parts of India and Nepal. The festival celebrate in fix date and January 14 sometimes may be in January 15.  Makar Sankranti is one of very few Hindu festival that are celebrated on the same day every year.
History:  This festival celebrate in the farmer. This festival observed in the hindu calender of Magh 1st (January - 15).
In odisha people preper in makar chaula for Prasad. Farmer celebrate in  wear new dress and enjoy this day.
Makar Sankranti story: This festival worship in the Surya Dev (lord sun).Lord shani is the ruling Deity of Makar 
Rashi(capricorn). In astrology Surya Dev and Shani Dev don't get along well, thus Makar Sankranti is the day on which past bitterness is forgotten and new beginning  are made.
On this day of Makar Sankranti, Surya Dev is worshiped.
Surya Mantra: "Om Hram Hreem Hroum Sah Suryay Namah".

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Pandu Purnim and Bada Osha.

Christmas day and Bada Osha(Pandu Purnima).

Pandu osha is a odia festival dedicate to yudhistira.This is dedicate to pandumaharaj the father of pandave. The women worship is Yamraj on this day.The women worship the sons.
This festival falls on purnima the odia month of Margashirsha(December-25). According to a story, the king of kalinga had no children after he and the queen observed the Pandu osha. Basically the festival celebrate in the girl. Girls wakeup in early morning and clean the roads and by using a special jhaadu through out the Margasira month. 
This process ends on pandu purnima. end of Margasira mas, Girls are doing a puja called as "Pandu Osha" at evening wear the new dress. Girls are doing this osha for his brother.
 This ritual ends on pandu purnima or pandu osha.  

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Guru Bara Puja

Margasira Masa or Manabasa Guru Bara Puja.
 Manabasa Gurubaar  is a great festival in odisha.It is worship of Goddess laxmi. Manabasa Gurubar Lakshmi vrata is observed during gurubar or Thursday in the month of Margasira(November- December), Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra. This puja is performed to get Sukh, Shanti and Aishwary- Comfort, peace and prosperity.
The women wake up very early morning and clean the house with broom-stick.The house is decorated with artistic Odias alpana(called chita).A pot made of bamboo canes(called adda diba) used the olden days for measuring paddy(Know as Mana) is filled up to the brink with freshly harvested paddy.The women wear the white and red color cotton saree and worship the Goddess laxmi.
Wash the floor and decorate it with jhoti painting of rice pasta. on a  low table(Khatuli), spread some newly harvested paddy grains of white color. fill a mana (a measuring pot made of cane) with such grains and place it on the low table. wash three betel nuts in turmeric water and place them on colourad cloth.Then invoke Mahalakshmi with lamp and incense and offer three offerings of meals in puja and worship the laxmi maa. In this festivals we can ten verities of Cake(Pitha) am

Monday, June 1, 2015

Snana Purnima

Snana Purnima and hati vesha.
Snana Purnima is the most important festival in odisha. The Snana yatra is a bathing festival.This festival observed in the odia month of jaeshtha(June). It is important festival in jagannath devotess.
Held in the full moon day of the month jaeshtha.This festival is also at once  held in all other important Puri, it attracts thousand of visitors and pilgrims from all over country.One the day of the snana yatra, the deities are bathed with 180 pots water.
This snana purnima others name is hati vesha.Lord jagannatha and lord Balaram then puts on the elephants dress, Hati Vesha, and lady Subhadra wear a lotus flower vesha. Lord jagannatha and lord Balaram wear traditional white color saree and Goddess Subhadra wear yellow color traditional silk pata saree.