Festivals in Odisha

Kanjianla Osha or Dandapahanra Osha

Dandapahanra Osha

Kanjianla Osha or Dandapahanra Osha. Kanjianla Osha is celebrated on the ninth day of Krishna’s month of March. The specialty of this Osha is that the child is worshiped by the mother goddess for childbirth purposes and that the childless women worship the mother goddess (Goddess Sathi) for childbirth. According to the Hindu ritual in Odisha, the goddess (Goddess Sathi) is the creator of the offspring and the goddess decides the destiny of the new born. Sathi Devi is worshiped on this holy day.

There is a beautiful story about Kanjiala Nabami or Osha. In one country there was a saint. He had four sons and four daughters-in-law. The four sons were businessman. Her younger sister-in-law became pregnant first. Hearing this, there was a wave of joy at home. When the bridegroom was four months pregnant, she wanted to have pumpkin. But there were no pumpkin in the house. The bridegroom stole pumpkin from the neighbor’s garden and cooked a special Odia cuisine “Ambila”. The next day, when the neighbors in the garden saw that there was pumpkin in the garden, the neighbout cursed the pregnant lady that, goddess will steal her baby soon after his/her birth. Sasthi Devi came to know this. A few days later, the pregnant lady gave birth to a son. Unable to bear the pain of the womb, she fell asleep unconscious while Devi Sathi stole her child. The youngest daughter in law woke up and started crying because she couldn’t find her baby. Everyone was looking around but couldn’t find any. In the same manner, the five sons of the daughter-in-law was stolen by Sathi Devi. In the end, she became pregnant again, and she was in labor. Seeing this, the mother-in-law became angry and said, “You have already eaten five children.” You no longer have room in this house. Get out of this house right now. “Take this thread bundle. You will give birth to the child where this thread ends,” she said.

Finding no way out, the younger sister-in-law listened to her mother-in-law and walked away. Eventually the thread went to the top and ended up in a volcanic forest. No one is in the dark. The younger sister-in-law began to cry alone. Again the miscarriage began to increase. At the same time, Sana bohu or the youngest daughter in law gave birth to another child. But the newborn baby was wodden doll, not a human baby. Seeing this, the younger sister-in-law was very upset and began to call on the mother goddess. The goddess could no longer bear her cries. Finally the goddess came to the Sana bohu with her five sons and said – ‘Are you fine? Where did you come from in this deep forest and why are we crying? Hearing this, the younger sister saw Thakurani(the Goddess) and recognized her. Then Thakurani returned her five sons and said – ‘I stole your five sons, you take them now. But remember, never steal anything from anyone. And remember to fast to observe the Kanji Anla Osha on the ninth day of the Margasira month. Your sons will be well. Hearing this, the younger sister-in-law said, “Mother, I am a fool.” I don’t know anything about worship. Please tell the process about the Puja and what are the rituals to be followed.

Dandapahanra Osha

Kanjiyala Osha Puja Rites: – On the ninth day of the Krishnapaksha month, women fast throughout the day after bathing. In the evening, they dig a small rectangular hole like a pond at the base of the Tulsi Chura in their backyard and fill it with water. Small fish are brought out of the pond and released. The hole is surrounded by sandy rice. In the middle of the pond is a pine tree with a pine tree at its base. Bring seven dry fish  and wash them in turmeric water, wrap them in yellow cloth, dress them like brides, put on red, scarlet, and put them on a pidha (an Wodden stand used for sitting). Rice, pulses, kanji at home; Fertilizer, radish, and  plain dosa. “Sixty Dushai” worships Thakurani so much. After the meal is over, they feed the children who are mentally ill. The rest of the bhog is floated or buried in the river. It is forbidden to give the seven pieces of poi, which are kept to the dry bride. They are thrown into the river. The Kanjianla Osha law explicitly states that penalties for greed and theft are punishable.

There are a number of scientific reasons behind this festival that are celebrated in the public interest. There is a saying in Odisha: A page in a pot in the month of Push in Magushi! This means that at this time the farmer harvests the crop. Vegetables, which are high in winter, are high in nutrients, which are good for the body. If you remove the bile of a small fish and dry it, it will be stored for a long time. Ordinary people get cheaper organic food from it.


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ଏହି ପର୍ବ ପଛରେ କିଛି ବୈଜ୍ଞାନିକ କାରଣ ରହିଛି ଯାହା ସମାଜ ହିତରେ ପାଳିତ ହୋଇଥାଏ । ଓଡ଼ିଶାରେ ଲୋକ ଉକ୍ତି ରହିଛି: ମଗୁଶୀର ପୁଷ ମାସରେ ଚଷା ହାଣ୍ଡିରେ ପେଜ! ଏହାର ଅର୍ଥ ଏହି ସମୟରେ ଚାଷୀ ଫସଲ ଅମଳ କରିଥାଏ । ଶୀତଦିନ ହେତୁ ଅଧିକ ପରିମାଣରେ ମିଳୁଥିବା ସବୁଜ ପନିପରିବାରେ ଅଧିକ ଖାଦ୍ୟସାର ରହିଥାଏ, ଯାହାର ତରକାରୀ ଦେହ ପାଇଁ ବଳକାରକ ହୋଇଥାଏ । ଛୋଟ ମାଛର ପିତ୍ତକୁ କାଢ଼ି ମାଛକୁ ଶୁଖାଇ ଶୁଖୁଆ କଲେ ତାହା ଅଧିକ ଦିନ ସାଇତା ହୋଇ ରହିଥାଏ । ସାଧାରଣ ଲୋକେ ଏଥିରୁ ଜୈବିକ ଖାଦ୍ୟସାର ଶସ୍ତାରେ ପାଇଥାନ୍ତି ।

Kanji: – Cook the rice and keep it for two days, then add the turmeric, salt, raddish, and other vegetables of raddish family boil them with curry leaves. It is digestive and helps in blood circulation. Regular consumption of kanji in the winter reduces the risk of arthritis.

Turmeric is an antioxidant. It informs the community through the gesture of bathing the baby in turmeric water. Due to the fact that in the winter, itchy skin can be affected by regular turmeric. It is also eaten for insect repellents. Eating more of these foods in the normal diet is also taught through this festival.

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