Mithun Sankranti 2022: This day is celebrated as Raja Sankranti in Odisha, Silbatte is worshiped during the festival
According to astrology, this day is the day of worship of Sun God. If the Sun God is pleased, then special results are obtained. It is considered a special festival among all the festivals.
There are 12 Sankranti in a year. In which there is a Gemini Sankranti. According to astrologers, this is a planet that never works, rather it is always transiting. Sun changes from one zodiac to another every month and this change date is called Mithun Sankranti.
On the other hand, on the day of Mithun Sankranti, Sun transits from Taurus to Gemini. In Jyeshtha month, Sun enters Gemini. This time Mithun Sankranti falls on 12th June. This festival is celebrated with great pomp in Odisha. Mithun Sankranti is called Raja Sankranti. On the day of Raja Sankranti, Silbatta is worshiped as the form of the earth. It is believed that the rainy season begins on this day. Kuari girls and women take part in this festival. On this day these people pray to Mother Earth for good rains and a good harvest. Girls pray for a good groom. Raja Sankranti is celebrated as Raja Parva
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This day is celebrated as a festival in Odisha. Mithun Sankranti starts four days before Sankranti. Some people also know it as Raj Sankranti. Raja Sankranti is celebrated as Raja Parva Parva in Odisha. This festival is believed to mark the beginning of the first rains. This festival lasts for four days. In this four-day-long festival, the first day is called Pahili Raja, the second day is called Mithun Raja, the third day is called Bhu Daha or Basi Raja, and the fourth day is called Basmati Snan.
The belief behind the worship of Silbatte
It is believed that just as women have menstruation every month, in the same way, Mother Earth is Gujarati with menstruation these days. Therefore, for three days, they are not used as a copy of the earth. Women and unmarried girls participate in this festival. Unmarried girls worship on this day and pray for a good groom for themselves.
This is how the festival is celebrated
On this day, women wake up in the morning, clean the house thoroughly and take a bath. Wear clean clothes on this day. During this festival, women bathe with turmeric on the first day and observe a fast for all three days. After bathing on the first day, women do not take bath for two days, it is such a tradition to take a bath with turmeric again on the fourth day. During this, traditional folk songs and folk dances are performed. The earth is not excavated amid all these traditions. On the fourth day, women take a bath with milk and pure water, taking Silbatta as earth. After that offer Silbatta flowers, sandalwood, and vermilion. Do charity to the needy according to your capacity.