Tag Archives: Odisha Festivals Culture & Traditions

Kanya Sankranti Information For Hindu Devotees

Kanya Sankranti - Hindu Festival

The beginning of the sixth month is largely marked by Kanya Sankranti, according to the Hindu Solar Calendar. Sankranti is the time when Sun changes position from one rashi to another. This day is also celebrated as Vishwakarma Jayanti. All the twelve Sankrantis in the year are highly auspicious for alms giving and charity purpose. In Odisha and West Bengal (India), …

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Mithuna Sankranti, Raja Parba: Hindu Festival

Mithuna Sankranti - Hindu Festival

Mithuna Sankranti is celebrated marking the occasion of Sun moving into another constellation called Gemini or Mithuna. Known as Mithuna Sankramanam in South India, it is regarded as one of the most auspicious occasions as per Hindu traditions and customs. People in Orissa celebrate it as Raja Sankranti, a four day long festival consisting of several interesting activities. It marks …

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Bada Osha: Odia Hindu Fasting Festival

Bada Osha: Odisha Fasting Festival

Dhabaleswar, Temple of Lord Mahadeva in the state of Odisha (Orissa) is an extremely famous and known among the natives of the state. The festival of Bada Osha is essentially a “Festival of Fasting” celebrated in the month of Kartik at the Dhabaleshwar Temple. Bada Osha Festival Date: 2018: 21 November, 2018 (Wednesday) As a custom this fast is mostly …

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Kojagari Lakshmi Puja Information For Hindus

Kojagari Lakshmi Puja - Hindu Festival

After the celebrations and festivities are over, post Durga Puja and Dussehra, people of Bengal, Assam and Odisha worship Goddess Lakshmi on Kojagori Purnima night, i.e. the full moon night in the month of Aswin (Bengali calendar), barely 4 days after Durga Puja or Dusshera in the month of October. Kojagori has a significant meaning as it stands for who …

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Vat Savitri Puja Celebration, Legends, Rituals and Significance

Vat Savitri Puja - Celebration, Legends, Rituals & Significance

There are many fasts and rituals associated with married Indian ladies which they specifically perform for the well being and prosperity of their spouse. Vat Savitri puja is one amidst the list. Vat Savitri Puja is observed by married women in almost all parts of India with great dedication and devotion. This is a special fast observed by married women …

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