11 Aug 2018

Chitau Amabashya (ଚିତଉ ଅମାବାସ୍ୟା)

On the Chitalagi Amabashya, a special ritual is held at Shrimandir, Puri at Jagannath.

The forehead of the murti of Jagannath is adorned with a golden mark known as Chitta.
A special delicacy known as Chitau Pitha is prepared and Served to Trinity.

Women were serving Chitou Pitha on Arum leaf at pools or ponds to Aquatic animals (mainly to Snails🐌).
Their Beliefs is by doing this, Farmers never get any detriment from them (aquatics) during farming.

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