Tag Archives: Odisha Festivals Legends & Stories

Diwali Festival Information For Students

Diwali / Deepawali - Festival of Lights

Diwali Festival Information For Students: is an important and popular festival celebrated throughout the country in one form or the other. It falls on the last day of the dark half of Kartika (October – November). As a matter of fact it is a five-day long festival, but the main celebrations are on Diwali. Diwali is associated with several legends. One …

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Tula Sankranti: Garvana or Garbhana

Tula Sankranti - Hindu Festival

Tula Sankranti is one of the twelve sankrantis of a Hindu Panchang or calendar. Tula Sankranti is also known as Garbhana or Garvana Sankranti. It is celebrated as an auspicious occasion on the first day of the Kartika month in the Hindu Solar panchang. It also coincides with Mahastami. All over India, Tula Sankranti is celebrated with significance attached to …

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Dussehra Festival Information For Kids

Dussehra

Dussehra Festival Information: Dussehra or Vijay Dashmi is a very popular Hindu Festival, celebrated with éclat throughout the country. It is observed on the tenth day of the bright half of Ashvina (September-October). It is a ten-day celebration, during which Ramlila, which is based on the epic story of the Ramayana, is staged at various places in most of the …

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Kanya Sankranti Information For Hindus

Kanya Sankranti - Hindu Festival

Kanya Sankranti: ]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 …

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Nuakhai: Odisha Agricultural Festival

Nuakhai: Odisha Agricultural Festival

Nuakhai or Nuankhai is an agricultural festival mainly observed by people of Odisha. Nuakhai is observed to welcome the new rice of the season. According to the calendar it is observed on panchami tithi (the fifth day) of the lunar fortnight of the month of Bhadrapada or Bhadraba (August-September), the day after the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. This is the most …

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Naga Panchami Information For Hindus

Naga Panchami - Hindu Festival

Naga Panchami is celebrated by Hindus in most parts of India. Naga Panchami is celebrated on Panchami in Shravan month. On this day, they worship Naga Devata (Cobras). Cobras are considered divine in Hindu mythology. People go to temples and snake pits and they worship the snakes. They offer milk and silver snake to protect them from all evils. They also …

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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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Vat Savitri Puja Celebration, Legends, Rituals

Vat Savitri Puja - Celebration, Legends, Rituals & Significance

Vat Savitri Puja: 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 …

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