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Bakula Amavasya 2024 - Vakula Amavasya in Orissa

Bakula Amavasya, or Bakula Amabasya, is observed during the Posh Amavasya in Orissa and is dedicated to the Mango trees. Bakula Amavasya 2024 date is December 30. Amavas, or Amavasya is the no moon day and Bakula falls in the Paush month (December – January).

It is the time when mango tree begins to flower across Odisha, and the trees are covered with the flowers. Mango trees are worshipped on this day, strung with garlands and Odia pithas are offered to the trees.

Bakeel or mango blossoms are cooked like pistak, and offered to deities in the temples.

Special food is prepared on the day and is offered in temples. The food is also offered to Mango trees. The ritual is performed to get more mangos during the ensuing mango season.