Chaiti Mangalavara Osha Festival of Orissa
Name of Festival : Chaiti Mangalavara Osha Festival
Time of celebration (Month)
Chaiti Mangalavara Osha Festival is celebrate on Tuesdays during Chait mahina or Chaitra(March and April)
Major Territory of Celebration
Chaiti Mangalavara Osha Festival is celebrated in Orissa state of India
Worship in Festival
People worshipped the “Goddess Mangala “
Chaiti Mangalabar or Chaiti Mangalabar is the vow observed on Tuesdays during Chait mahina or Chaitra month in Orissa. On the day of festival people performed the Mangala Devi Puja or Shakti Puja.
According to myth Chait Mangalvar vrat katha is related to one untouchable women belonging to the scavenger community known as ‘Chaiti’ used to offer wine, meat and eggs to Mangala. She once saw inauspicious face of the Raja of that kingdom and expressed her fear in disgust. Raja felt ashamed and crushed all her sons under a chariot. But Goddess Mangala restored the life of all the son of raja.After that Raja worshipped the Goddess Mangala .