Name of Festival :Chitalagi Amabasya
Time of celebration (Month)
Chitalagi Amabasya or Chitau Amavasya is celebrated on the new moon day of the lunar month of Shravana(August – September ).
Major Territory of Celebration
Chitalagi Amabasya is celebrated in the Orissa , India
Worship in Festival
On this day Gendeisuni of goddess of snails and oysters is worshipped.
On this day a special type of rice cake called ‘chitau’ is offered to Lord Jagannath at the temple. Cake is prepared and eaten with relish in almost every household.A special delicacy known as Chitau Pitha is prepared on the day at homes. On the Chitalagi Amavasya day, a special ritual is held at Puri Jagannath temple. The forehead of the murti of Jagannath is adorned with a golden mark known as Chitta.