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Kumar Purnima celebrated across Odisha
By Our correspondent  Published on: 07-Oct-2014 01:06:35
Place: Cuttack
 
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Cuttack : People across Orissa in both town and villages pockets of Cuttack today celebrated Kumar Purnima, the traditional festival of girl with much fane fare and gaiety.

Kumar Purnima celebrated across Odisha

The girls were seen wearing  new dresses, worshipping god and offering sweets to the moon god with a hope to get good life partner.

The festival Kumar Purnima is celebrated across the state on the last of the lunar month of Kartika.

During this festival largely the unmarried girls, who are known as Kumari in local language get up early in the morning, take bath and wear new dress. They make food for offering to the Lord Sun.

Through out the day they keep fasting and in the evening when the moon appears they worship by offering special sweet prepare by them.

Talking about the spiritual reason of Kumar Purnima, one devotee Priyambada Biswal said "Kumar or Kartikeya, the son of Lord Siva was born on this day. I am personally doing this puja just to get a beautiful life partner just like lord Kartikeya".

Number of social organizations have also celebrated this festival by organizing various cultural programs and events in millennium city.

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