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Oct 29, 2016

How Odisha Celebrate Deepavali With *Bada Badua Ho... (ବଡ ବଡୁଆ ହୋ...) - Read In Odia (PDF Avl.)

How Odisha Celebrate Deepavali With *Bada Badua Ho... (ବଡ ବଡୁଆ ହୋ...) - Read In Odia (PDF Avl.)
The peoples of Odisha pay obeisance to their ancestors through the -- unique ritual known as "Bada Badua Daka". Which is performed on the day of Deepavali or Diwali.

On the eve of Deepabali, all the family members remain present at their homes. They draw rangoli in the shape of sailboat on the ground in front of their house. The sailboat has -- seven chambers and each chamber holds special significance. They are filled with items like cotton, salt, mustard, asparagus root, turmeric and a wild creeper. However in the central -- chamber, prasad is placed and over which a diya of a jute stem with cloth wick is lit. This marks the beginning of puja. All the members then hold a bunch of jute stick in their hands and lit them from the fire from main diya i.e. the diya kept over prasad and raise the bunch towards the sky chanting the following verse.


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