June Puja Offering
Mithuna Sankranti Puja and Raja Yagna
Mithuna Sankranti is celebrated across the country with great zeal and passion as it is one of India's most popular and anticipated events. In several Indian states, everything from donating clothes and food grains to dancing for a successful crop during the yearly year is done on a large scale. Fasts for Surya Dev - the Sun - are also observed by devotees since they are, as previously explained, considered auspicious. It is also stated that individuals who fast on Mithuna Sankranti could have all of their wishes fulfilled.
Raja festival is also being enjoyed at this time and is very significant for its closeness to the agricultural class: people in India celebrate it with fun and merrymaking. Raja is primarily observed for three days. The word Raja itself in Odia means menstruation: it is a conjecture or narrative that mother Earth goes for three days long menstrual cycle during this period. Therefore, on this occasion, no activities like tilling, construction or any other that hurts mother Earth are done. The Raja Doli or the Raja swing is one of the main attractions during the festivals. Ornately decorated rope swings with flowers and mango leaves are made where the women and children swing singing the festival songs. This year, Raja will also be celebrated with different emphasises from 15 June to 18 June.
Suggested Minimum Donation
$121 for an individual and $511 for immediate family or friends.
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Pandit Dakshina Offering
If you would like to honor the devotion and commitment of the Pandits to our wellbeing by offering Pandit Dakshina (donation for Priests) for the Puja that will be taking place, you may do so on the Pandit Dakshina Donation page - DONATE HERE
If you are suffering financial hardship during this time and would like to participate in the puja, you may donate on the Donation for Services page by clicking here (including the name of the Puja in the comments field). Please do not use the General Donation page. If you are making a regular donation, please use the button bel0w.