Chitau Amabashya (ଚିତଉ ଅମାବାସ୍ୟା)

On the Chitau Amabashya (Odia: ଚିତଉ ଅମାବାସ୍ୟା) or Chitalagi Amavasya, a special ritual is held at Shrimandir, Puri at Lord 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 Belief is by doing this, Farmers never get any detriment from them (aquatics) during farming.

Chitau Pitha for Chitau Amabashya (ଚିତଉ ଅମାବାସ୍ୟା)

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