Kartika Month

kartika masa, habisha arna, agasti saga dalama

Agasti leaves & flower are used as saag in kartik month ( October – November ), the old women specially widow in Odisha, observe Habisha and worship Radha Madhab.They cook and eat the leaves of Agasti as leafy vegetables or saag. The flowers, young leaves and tender pods of the white flowered Agasti are edible.   Read More..

Raja Rajeswar Besha – Costume Of Lord Jagannath

This Vesha is observed on Kartik Purnima in each year. This bhesha is as like as Suna vesha on the Chariot in front of Lions gate of Sri Mandir. This bhesha is mostly liked by the local kings of Orissa and they used to donate different golden ornaments bejwelled with valuable stones. The deities are   Read More..

Holy Bath at Mahodadhi – Kartik Purnima – Maha Raas

Thousands of devotees have taken sacred bath in the sea of Puri on the occasion of Kartika Purnima. Photo; Ranjan Ganguly

Sankirtan front of Jaganath Temple, Puri

Sankirtan front of Jaganath Temple, Puri Photo: Sarat Mama

Radha Damodar Puja in Kartika Month

Radha Damodar Puja in Puri is also called "Rai Damodar Brata" is observed in the Month Of Kartika by Hindu women. They have only one meal of sun-dried-rice, known as havisha, during the fasting. The deities ( Lord ) worship in Radha Damodara Brata are Rai, Damodara and Goddess Laxmi. Photo: Sarat Mama, Puri