Bada Osha Festival Date:
- 2018: 21 November, 2018 (Wednesday)
As a custom this fast is mostly observed by men. The fast is kept on the fourteenth of Kartika.
Odisha is famous for its culture and traditions. As a state it witnesses a number of religions, temples, shrines and tribes all fusing to blend in a rich state of traditions.
As the number of religions found here are many, so are the festivals and fairs celebrated.
Many festivals celebrated in Odisha find close resemblance to the festivals of Northern India, yet they differ in their names and practices here.
Dhabaleswar (Temple of Lord Mahadeva)
The festival of Bada Osha is primarily celebrated at the temple of Lord Mahadeva – Dhabaleswar. The temple is situated on an island in the river Mahanadi. The temple is located very close to the city of Cuttack, nearly 3kms. Although the temple is always occupied by devotees, but on the Festival of Bada Osha, lakhs of tourists and devotees throng the place of worship to offer prayers.
How to Reach Cuttack
Biju Patnaik Airport at Bhubaneswar is the nearest airport to Cuttack. An adequate number of daily flights of Indian airlines as well as of some other private operators, connect the city with Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam.
By Rail / Train:
Lying on the Kolkata-Chennai main line, the local railway station at Cuttack observes a plethora of fast trains operating from here that connect the city with some other prominent cities within and outside Orissa thus making the journey to Cuttack via train, a much convenient and reasonable option.
A smooth network of National Highways connect Cuttack with the rest of India. Regular buses and taxis ply to and fro Cuttack for all the major cities of India.
ढाबलेश्वर महादेव मंदिर में बड़ा ओशा के बारे में
बड़ा ओशा मुख्यत: ढाबलेश्वर महादेव मंदिर में ही मनाया जाता है। महानदी के टापू पर स्थित इस मंदिर की बहुत मान्यता है। मंदिर कटक से नजदीक पड़ता है। मंदिर में प्राचीन कलाएं दिखती हैं। मंदिर जाने के लिये लोग किश्तियों में बैठ कर वहां पहुंचते हैं। रंग बिरंगे परिधान पहने, जय जयकारे लगाते हुए श्रद्धालु यहां आते हैं। पूजा से पहले कई लोग नदी में स्नान करते हैं।