Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Bheemana Amavasya Vrata July 2011

Bheemana Amavasya Vrata is observed by Hindu women on Ashada Amavasya in Karnataka and is dedicated to Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Bheemana Amavasya Vrata 2011 date is July 30. It is observed on the no moon day (Amavasya) in the Kannada month of Ashada (July – August). On the day women pray for the well being of their husbands, brothers and other male members in the family.

A pair of lamps made using mud known as Kalikamba is made on the day. It represents Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

Thambittu Deepa or Thembittu lamp made from flour is made on the occasion and lit to cool all bad emotions like anger, frustration etc.

A delicacy known as Kadubu is made on the day. Dough balls, or Kadubus, have coins hidden in them. Coins are also hidden in idli, kozhakattai, modak and wheat balls. These balls are smashed by brothers or young boys at the end of the Bheemana Puja.

The ritual is also known as Deepasthambha Pooja and Jyoti Bheemeshwara Amavasi Vratam or Pathi Sanjeevani Puja

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