Ananta Brata

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Ananta Brata, In the month of Ashwina and worship of Ananta murti or Basuki . On this day sweet delicacies and all kinds of fruits are offered to Lord Krisna; and every one who does it for fourteen years consecutively is promised the highrst bliss in Bishnu’s heaven ( Baikuntha )

Fourteen tilaks (small vertical strips) of vermilion are made on a wooden plank. Fourteen puri(fried wheat bread) and fourteen pua(deep fried sweet wheat bread) are placed on these vermilion strips. A bowl containing Panchamrit (made of Milk, Curd, Jaggery, Honey and Ghee) symbolizing kshirsagar (Ocean of Milk) is placed on this wooden plank.A thread having fourteen knots, symbolizing Lord Anant is wrapped on a cucumber and is swirled five times in this “Ocean of Milk”. Later this Anant thread is tied on the right arm above the elbow by men. Women tie this on their left arm. This Anant thread is removed after fourteen days.





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