As per the Hindu calendar, ‘Kartika Purnima’ is considered one of the most prominent and auspicious days celebrated with great enthusiasm in Odisha. Not only for Odias but the Jains and Sikhs, this day is significant as it is observed as on this Guru Nanak Dev who is the founder of the Sikh faith was born and today is the 551st Birth Anniversary.
Every year devotees take a dip in the holy waters as it washes away one’s sin and brings accomplishment into our life and worships Lord Vishnu and Maa Lakshmi. But because of the Coronavirus pandemic, there have been strict instructions to avoid public gatherings to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among people.
According to Hindu Mythology, it is believed that Lord Shiva killed Asura and their brothers Tripurasura by taking the avatar of Tripurari. They celebrated the day of Kartik Purnima as Diwali and gave reverence to Lord Shiva’s victory over the devils.
Every year, Odisha’s people observe Boita Bandana early in the morning by floating banana or paper or thermocol boats at river Ghats to celebrates Kalinga’s past glory (Odisha). But the State Government has banned congregation at river ghats and near other water bodies to take baths and sailboats on Kartik Purnima. Any person found violating the order shall be punished under the Disaster Management Act, 2005 and other related law, the State Government’s order stated.
Article Written by Dikhya Mohanty
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