Bahuda Yatra: Stage Set For Return Car Festival Of Lord Jagannath

Bahuda Yatra: Stage Set For Return Car Festival Of Lord Jagannath

Devotees on Sunday made a beeline to the Adap Mandap inside Gundicha temple for the ‘Navami Darshan’ of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra. According to Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), the gates of the temples were opened at 5 am while the devotees were allowed for darshan from 5:30 am today after several rituals […]

 

Raja Sankranti Or Mithuna Sankranti A Popular Festival Celebrated In Odisha

Raja Sankranti Or Mithuna Sankranti A Popular Festival Celebrated In Odisha

Raja Sankranti (Swing competition) or Mithuna Sankranti is the primary day of the month of Asara (June-July) from which the season of rains begins. It inaugurates and welcomes the agricultural 12 months throughout Odisha which marks, by way of organic symbolism, the moistening of the summer season parched soil with the primary showers of the […]

 

Konark Festival Celebrated At Konark Temple In December Every Year

Konark Festival Celebrated At Konark Temple In December Every Year

Konark Festival Date: 1st to 5th December Every Year: Thirty five km. to the north-east of Puri lies the World Heritage Monument, the Sun Temple of Konark. Twelve hundred craftsmen had toiled hard for 12 long years to erect this monumental wonder where 12 year’s revenue was spent. Modeled after the floating chariot of the […]

 

Hera Panchami Celebrated On The Fifth Day From The Start Date Of Rath Yatra

Hera Panchami Celebrated On The Fifth Day From The Start Date Of Rath Yatra

Today is Hera Panchami, celebrated at Gundicha temple on the fifth day from the start date of the Rath Yatra. As per tradition Goddess Mahalaxmi will break a part of Nandighosha chariot of Lord Jagannath during this festival. During Rath Yatra, Lord Jagannath comes out of his temple and leaves with his siblings Lord Balabhadra […]

 

Kalinga Mahotsav At Dhauli, Celebrated With Martial Dances

Kalinga Mahotsav At Dhauli, Celebrated With Martial Dances

Kalinga Mahotsav: When people celebrate their heritages and ways of life, the spirit of revelry crosses languages, continents and cultures. And the Kalinga Mahotsav at Dhauli, a festival of Martial Dances, is celebrated very much in that spirit. For the people of Odisha Dhauli hill at the outskirts of Bhubaneswar is more a living experience […]

 

Maha Shivaratri Or Jagar, Festival Held In Honour Of God Shiva

Maha Shivaratri Or Jagar, Festival Held In Honour Of God Shiva

About Maha Shivaratri: Every deity in the Hindu pantheon has a particular day dedicated to Him and that day is considered most sacred and auspicious to worship and propitiate. Maha Shivaratri or Jagar, the night of Shiva is a festival held in honour of the God. In Shiva Purana, Shiva says to Her consort Parvati […]

 

Chaiti Mangalavara Observed On Tuesdays During Chaitra Month In Odisha

Chaiti Mangalavara Observed On Tuesdays During Chaitra Month In Odisha

Chaiti Mangalavara or Chaiti Mangalabara Osha is the vow observed on Tuesdays during Chait mahina or Chaitra month in Odisha. This brata is dedicated to Goddess Mangala. In 2017, Chaiti Mangalavara vrata dates are – March 14, March 21, March 28, April 4 and April 11. Mangala Devi Puja or Shakti Puja is performed during the […]

 

Hanuman Jayanti Is Celebrated To Commemorate The Birth Of Lord Sri Hanuman

Hanuman Jayanti Is Celebrated To Commemorate The Birth Of Lord Sri Hanuman

About Hanuman Jayanti: Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Lord Sri Hanuman, who is famously venerated throughout India. The event is celebrated on the 15th day of the Shukla Paksha, during the month of Chaitra. Celebrated: Each year, Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated on the full moon day during Chaitra month. Hanuman Jayanti […]