Bhubaneswar, October 26 (Odisha.in) People across Orissa in both villages and towns Thursday celebrated Kumar Purnima, the traditional festival of girl with pump and gaiety.
The girls wear new dresses, worshipped god and offered sweets to the moon god with a hope to get good life partner.
Kumar Purnima is a festival people across the state celebrate on the last of the lunar month of Kartika.
During this festival unmarried girls who are known as Kumari in local language get up early in the morning. They take bath and wear new dress. They make food 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 Ranjeeta Swain at state capital Bhubaneswar said “Kumar or Kartikeya, the son of Lord Siva was born on this day.
Number of social organization also celebrates this festival by organizing various cultural programs and events.
The people of Sampur village near Bhubaneswar have celebrated the festival with a difference the way they have been observing since past 26 years.
Like past years this year too they organized a unique marriage. In this marriage both bride and groom both were girls. Even the priest who performed the marriage rituals was also a priest, a villager said.