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History Behind the hindu festival Samba Dashami Puja :-
Samba Dashami is a festival unique to the state of Odisha. It is celebrated on the 10th day of the Sukla Paksha of Pausha Masa(December – January) as per traditional Oriya calendar.Samba Dashami 2014 date is January 10. On the day mothers observe special puja and rituals dedicated to Lord Surya for the good health and long life of their children.According to legend, Samba, son of Lord Krishna, was afflicted by leprosy and was cured by the Sun God Surya after 12 years of penance near Konark.
Celebration of Samba Dashami Puja in Odisha –A Puja Dedicated to Lord Surya :-
On the special day of Samba Dashami, the women in the family wake up before sunrise. After bathing they prepare dishes such as Khichdi, Oriya Puli, and Ghadghadia Tarkari (a curry), and offer them to the Sun God at sunrise. Each prepared food item is offered in the name of each family member. Once the food items have been offered to the Surya, the women prepare Manda Pitha, Kakara Pitha, Arisha Pitha, Dhanu Muaan, Khiri, Rasagola, Jhilli, Chhenagaja, and Sweet Curd.
At noon, a bowl of turmeric water with betel in it is taken to ‘chaunra mula’ (a small temple-like structure with a Tulsi plant overhead). All the cooked food is served on plates. The women in the family view the Sun God through the bowl of turmeric water and offer all the dishes to the Sun God. They read the legend of ‘Samba Dasami Brata Katha’ and pray for the well-being of all family members.
In the evening, another Puja is observed as a part of the Samba Dasami ritual. This is ‘Mahakala Puja’, in which special Budha Chakuli is offered to Yama.
Odia Samba Dashami dates in 2014 :-
This year Samba Dashami dates fall on January 10, 2014. Friday .
Special food during Samba Dashami:-
Odia Samba Dasami wishes / SMS :-
- Have this 2014 1st festival of year bring Happiness to your Life. Wish u & ur family a very Happy Samba Dashami.
- ଆମ ଓଡିଶା ଆମ ପର୍ବ ଶାମ୍ବ ଦଶମୀର ଅଶେଷ ଅଭିନନ୍ଦନ.
- ଶାମ୍ବ ଦଶମୀ ଉପଲକ୍ଷେ ଅନେକ ଅନେକ ଶୁଭେଚ୍ଛା ।
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Samba Dasami: Legend and History of Samba Dashami Festival :-
In Odisha it is said that 13 Oshas and Bratas are observed in 12 months as per traditional Odia calendar. Every festival has a legend
which talks of some social significance. Legends of Samba Dasami Brata Katha say that Samba, was the son of Lord Sri Krishna.
Once he was affected by leprosy disease. In order to get rid of this deadly disease, Samba performed a severe penance of 12 years for Surya Bhagwan (Sun God) and was cured immediately. From that day Samba Dasami ritual is observed in every Oriya family of Orissa. Particularly, on this day mothers perform Surya Puja to please Surya Bhagawan to keep their children healthy.