Puri: Gamha Purnima or Rakhi Purnima is widely known with a lot fervour throughout the state. The pageant celebrates the bond of affection between brothers and sisters.
‘Raksha Bandhan’ custom shouldn’t be part of our Odia Tradition, however it has carved a particular area of interest in our custom.
Shravan Purnima is also referred to as Jhulana Jatra. It begins from Shravan-sukla-ekadashi and involves an finish on the Gamha Purnima. The idols of each Radha-Krishna are positioned on a swing on this pageant. In all probability it has been an everyday customized in each Vaishnava temple and math devoted to Krishna for the reason that fifteenth century.
Rakhi Purnima was celebrated on the holy event of Gamha Purnima, which is the birthday of Lord Balabhadra or Balaram, with all of the rituals at Lord Jagannath Temple within the pilgrim city of Puri.
Though, Lord Jagannath alongside along with his siblings Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra is being worshipped as Daru-Brahma at Srimandir Puri, like regular human beings, he follows all the foundations and observes festivals. And on this present day, Devi Subhadra ties rakhi on the wrists of her brothers Lord Balabhadra and Lord Jagannath.
On Gamha Purnima day, the beginning ceremony of Lord Balabhadra is noticed in Srimandir. All of the six idols (Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra, Subhadra, Sudarshan, Bhudebi & Sridebi) on Ratnabedi are bejeweled with gold ornaments.
The time period ‘Gamha’ might be derived from the phrase Go-mata. In keeping with the Harivamsa, Balaram was born from a cow named Rohini.
In Odisha, particularly in Paralakhemundi, Nayagarh, Brahmapur and different components, the birthday of Lord Baladeva is widely known by means of a preferred recreation often called Gamha-Diyan (The Gamha Leap). Truly it’s a very integral a part of Martial custom of our state. The Paikas regarded this present day as essentially the most auspicious for commencing the practices of latest warfare.