Showing posts with label Manabasa Gurubara. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Manabasa Gurubara. Show all posts

12 Dec 2019


Manabasa Gurubara Osha is a traditional Odia festival mainly celebrated on every house in the month of Margasira, the 8th month of Odia calendar. In this festival, Goddess Mahalaxmi is worshiped by the women of the home.

For this festival, people use to worship Maa Laxmi on every Thursday of the month. Maa Mahalaxmi is considered as the goddess of wealth and people use to worship her for the care of their wealth.

According to one legend described in the Manabasa Laxmi Purana by Balaram Das, one poor lady named Shriya, who worshiped Maa Laxmi and by the blessings of Maa, she got wealth and her life became stable.

Balabhadra, the elder brother of Maa Laxmi's husband Lord Jagannath opposed this thing because Shriya was belonging to a lower caste named Chandal. Here Chandal refers to that caste who usually works as a sweeper.

With the influence of Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath asked Mahalaxmi to stay out of the Temple, so she left with anger. After that Lord Jagannath and Balabhadra became poor, they couldn't get any food and all these happened just because of the curse by Mahalaxmi.

Later both the brothers regret that and from that day, people follow that ritual done by Shriya to worship Maa Laxmi every Thursday of Margasira. People use to make the Alpana designs or you can say Jhoti Chita designs for Maa Laxmi as she loves these things.

We have collected some beautiful photographs taken by Aisworika Senapati during this Manabasa Gurubara Osha. 








* All these photographs are shared with CC 3.0 License. You are free to use all these photographs, with proper credit.

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22 Nov 2018


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). This festival is celebrating in the month of November- December according to the English calendar. In this festival, the woman (Mainly the eldest woman) in a family worships Maa Laxmi.

Manabasa is generated from the word Mana, 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.




 

 

 


 



 

 

 Some people also made the Jhoti on the walls.



 

 

 


 


30 Nov 2017


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). This festival is celebrating in the month of November- December according to the English calendar. In this festival, the woman (Mainly the eldest woman) in a family worships Maa Laxmi.

During Manabasa Gurubara, in the month of Margasira according to Odia calender, a stack of paddy or rice sheaves is drawn on the walls structured like a pyramid called as Jhoti. Also drawn different types of Jhoti arts on the floor. Jhoti is considered as a means to attract goddess Lakshmi, hence prosperity into homes.

On the last Thursday of Margasira Gurubara, a special kind of Manda Pitha prepared for Maa Laxmi and offered her. We had collected some photographs of the Last Manabasa Gurubara from some of our friends through twitter.






















* All these photographs are taken by Biswanath Dash, Ganeswar Nayak, Bikas Ranjan Ojha and Anand bhai.

Manabasa is generated from the word Mana, 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 had collected some photographs of Jhoti and Manabasa Osha by one of our friends. She had captured all these photographs at her village.




























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

28 Nov 2017

Manabasa Osha (Odia: ମାଣବସା ଓଷା) 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.

We had collected some photographs of Manabasa Osha and the Jhoti drawn on Manabasa Gurubara.








* All these photographs are taken by Gaunlia.


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