Laxmi Puja on Manabasa Gurubara - ମାଣବସାରେ ମାଆ ଲକ୍ଷ୍ମୀଙ୍କର ଆବାହ‌ନ

Manabasa Gurubara (Odia: ମାଣବସା ଗୁରୁବାର) is a festival of cultivation. In this festival, people used to worship Maa Laxmi. It is believed by the people that the goddess herself comes to every household and removes pain and sorrow. It is held on every Gurubara (Thursday) in the month of Margasira (The 8th month of Odia Year). In this festival, the woman (Mainly the eldest woman) in a family worships Maa Laxmi.

Manabasa is generated from the word Mana (ମାଣ), which is a measurement unit in Odisha. On this day, people used to keep a Mana of paddy on a wooden stool and placed some other things and worship it. From this festival, the farmers bring the rice grains to home. 

This is believed that Goddess Lakshmi loves a clean house so all women make their houses clean and then makes it beautiful with Jhoti Chita. It is believed that the most beautiful house of the village will be visited by Goddess Lakshmi and can get money and prosperity.

We have collected some photographs of Manabasa Gurubara Laxmi Puja from a village through one of our freind.

* All these photographs are taken by one of our friend from her village. 

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