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Mithuna Sankranti: Know the Significance and Rituals of Mithuna sankranti

Mithuna Sankranti: Know the Significance and Rituals of Mithuna sankranti

There are 12 Sankranti in the year, in which the sun sits on different zodiac, constellation. In all these Sankranti, charity, Dakshina, bathing, purity are very important. Mithuna Sankranti is one of them. Mithuna Sankranti brings a big change in the solar system, which means the rainy season starts after that. On today, the solar enters Gemini sign from the Taurus sign.

Which changes the direction of the constellation in all zodiac signs. In response to astrologers, this change in the Solar is considered to be very big, hence worship of worship on this day has particular significance. It's celebrated in different ways in different regions of the country, as well as calling it by different names.

Mithuna sankranti Rituals

Special poojas are organized in Jagannath temple of Orissa, the temple is decorated with flowers, lights. Fairs are organized. People attain here from abroad. No agricultural activities are accomplished during this pageant. Simply as according to Hindu beliefs, ladies are not allowed to do any work after menstruation, they're given rest, similarly, the land is also given complete relaxation.

Throughout this time, all the men organize various kinds of sports activities competition to keep themselves busy. Kabbadi is the most common in this. The process of singing and dancing continues all through the evening. This festival is rarely celebrated in the busy life of the town, but in the village, we have fun this pageant with particular and enthusiasm. This is a special occasion to thank Mother Earth for the farming class. Everyone is entertained by folk dance at night. This festival spreads happiness and colors throughout, which women wait for very eagerly, because during this time they're also discharged from household chores.

It's believed, just as women have menstruation every month, which symbolizes the development of their body, likewise mother earth or bhudevi, they menstruate in the three days of the start, which symbolizes the development of the earth.

This three days in this festival, it's believed that menstruation is happening to Bhudevi. Bhudevi was given a bath on the fourth day, today is known as Vasumati Gadhua. Grinding stone, which is known as sil batta, is considered as a form of bhudevi. Earth is worshiped on this festival, so that a good harvest is obtained. The silver statue of Bhudevi, the wife of Lord Jagatnath, an incarnation of Vishnu, still sits in the Jagannath temple in Odisha.

Mithuna Sankranti Celebration

Lord Mithra is worshiped in Mithuna Sankranti. They worship peace in the life to come. The first day of the beginning of the 4 days of the pageant is called Sajbaja day, today the women of the house prepares for the coming 4 days. The stool is cleaned and kept well. The masala is pre-grinded, as the cob butte is not used for the next 4 days.

On this pageant of 4 days, for the first three days, women gather together and have fun. There are many types of dance, music, sports. Swings are made in the Bargat tree, everyone swings and sing songs in it. Unmarried also take part in this festival. She wears traditional saris, sheaves henna. Unmarried celebrates this festival in the want of a good groom. It's stated that as the earth prepares itself for rain, similarly unmarried also prepares itself, and prays for a happy life.

For the primary three days, ladies eat raw food, don't take salt, and these three days they don't even put on slippers. These three days ladies can't cut or peel anything, nor any sort of digging is done on the earth. Waking up earlier than daybreak on the first day, applying sandalwood turmeric, washing the head and taking a shower, the remaining two days are not bathed on this festival.

Mithuna Sankranti Puja Vidhi

• A paste is made right into a paste by grinding turmeric, sandalwood, flowers, which all ladies wake up in the morning and bathe in their bodies.
• The grinding stone (cob batte) is considered as bhudevi.
• They're given a bath with milk, water.
• They're adorned with sandalwood, vermilion, flowers, and turmeric.
• After worshiping them, the donation of this cloth has particular significance.
• Offer all the seasonal fruits to the Bhudevi, and then donate it to the Pandits and the poor.
• Like other Sankranti, on this day, homage is paid to the ancestors of the house.
• After going to another temple and doing puja, donations are made to the poor.
• Bathing is done in the holy river.
• On this day a particular dessert called Poda-Peetha is made. It's made from jaggery, coconut, rice flour and ghee. Rice grains are not eaten on this day.

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