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-law (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 Bhadrav. 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 🙏 ~

About the Author:
Food blogger Lucy Parija

Lucy Parija was a lecture in Pharmaceutical Science at PG Department, Berhampur, but she quit her job for her higher studies. As the youngest daughter of the family, she started cooking after leaving her job and started experimenting with Odia food dishes. As per her, "Food is the mirror through which one can peek into their own region. It gives you a sense of adherence to the soil you were born in. Food represents one's culture, reflects one's customs, and regenerates compassion for own motherland." Follow her on Instagram @foodofthenation.

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