Kumar Purnima Festival of Orissa
Name of Festival :Kumar Purnima Festival
Time of celebration (Month)
Kumar Purnima Festival is celebrate in the month of Aswina Purnima (September-October)
Major Territory of Celebration
Kumar Purnima Festival is celebrated Dhenkanal, Orissa state of India
Worship in Festival
On the day of Kumar Purnima people worship the Lord Kartikeya
Kumar Purnima Festival is very imoportant festival for unmarried boys and girls. Kumar Purnima Festival is one of the most important festival of Orissa. ‘Kumar’ or ‘Kartikeya’, the Son of Shiva was born on this day.
Highlight of the day
On the day of Kumar Purnima Festival girls wake up early in the morning and take bath wear new garments and make food-offerings to the Sun.On this day girls observe fasting and in the evening when the moon rises they again make food offerings of a special variety and take it after the rituals are over.
On this festival girls are sung a song and dance and they also play a game known as ‘Puchi’. Some people celebrated this day as the birthday of Laxmi, the Goddess of wealth.They worship the Goddess in their homes and playing Pasha (Chess), and other indoor games