9 Sept 2018

Khudurukuni Osha - ଖୁଦୁରୁକୁଣୀ ଓଷା

Odisha has various festivals being a state of cultures and traditions. One of those festivals is Khudurukuni Osha which is also known as Bhalukuni Osha. In this festival, young unmarried girls worship Goddess Mangala for the well-being of their brothers. But according to the book that reads as "Khudurukuni e atai, Jaha magiba taha pai".

This loosely translates to that "Goddess Khudurukuni can fulfill all your wishes". The book is a story of a young girl named Tapoi who was ill treated by her sisters-in-laws (except the youngest one) after her brothers traveled far for business. She started worshiping Maa Mangala and got out of all the troubles when her brothers came back.

This festival is celebrated every Sunday during the month of Bhadrab. This festival includes a recital of the book, offerings of various types of fruits, Rasi laddoos (sesame seed laddoos), sweetened puffed rice and lots of other prasads to the Goddess. May Maa Mangala bless you all with happiness and prosperity.

~ Jai Maa Mangala 🙏 ~

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