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Sital Sasthi 2023 – Sital Sasthi Yatra at Sambalpur in Odisha – the Divine Wedding of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati

Sital Sasthi, or Sitala Sasthi, is the marriage function of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati observed in Odisha. Sital Sasthi 2023 date is May 25. The festival begins on the Jyeshtha Shukla Panchami day. The most famous Sitala Sasthi Yatra (Sital Sasthi Yatra) is held at Sambalpur in Odisha. Symbolically, Lord Shiva represents the scorching heat of the summer and Goddess Parvati the first showers. It is believed that lavish wedding is for a good monsoon. The first day of the festival is known as Shiva Bibaha or Siba Bibaha. Next is the famous Jatra or procession of the Gods. In rural villages, the festival is held like a real marriage. The arrival of Shiva for marriage and the procession of the two deities are a major event. The annual Sital Sasthi Yatra festival held at Sambalpur in Odisha celebrates the divine wedding of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Sambalpur in Odisha is a well known place associated with Shiva and Shakti worship. The five-day long festiva

Abadhak Vrat in Jyeshta Month to Remove Bad Luck

Abadhak Vrat is observed in Jyeshta month (May – June) as per traditional Hindu calendar in North India . Abadhak Vrat 2023 date is June 2. The popular belief is that observing this vrat will help in removing all sort of bad luck. It is also performed for removing foul or bad smell from the body. Abadhak Vrat is dedicated to Surya, the sun god. On the morning of the vrat a person takes bath in river, pond or in home. Then prayers are offered to Ganesha and rising sun. The person then offers prayers to Shwet Aak Tree or Rakta Karveer Tree or Nimba Tree. The fasting is observed on the day from morning or evening till the setting of sun. It is believed that a person who performs the vrat will have a clean and healthy body and lady luck will smile on him. The vrat is observed on the Jyeshtha Shukla Paksha Trayodashi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon.