Vedvyas Shivaratri Mela( Fair) is an annual Mela that is held for 15 days starting with the Hindu festival of Shivaratri, in the Vedvyas Dham Ground, Rourkela. Shivaratri Mela is held as per Hindu calendar every year on the Krishnapaksha 13th day/13th night (breaking fast/'vrata' on 14th after sunrise) of the waning moon in the month of Phalguna that corresponds to February/March as per Gregorian calendar.The festival’s popularity is widespread and hence is known as Vedvyas Mela, Lots of vendor from all over India came to open shops of different traditional & daily use items, local sweets and villager sweets vendors are coming to sale their product.
Shravan month is an auspicious month dedicated to Shiva. It is believed that offering Pavitra water to cool Shiva in this month is highly auspicious.The pilgrims from various place came to “VEDVYAS DHAM “travel on foot and in vehicles. It is estimated that more than 100,000 Shiva devotees undertake the trip. The pilgrims known as Kavadias or Kanwarias carry holy Brahamni River water from VEDVYAS DHAM to bath the Shivling at various nearby Mahadev Temple. They are known to play loud music and chant Bol Bom. The entire area is look different with kesaria color dress and devotees dancing on shiv bhakti songs.The name Kanwarias because they carry a pole called ‘Kanwar’ on their shoulders and pots with Water hang from the two sides of the pole.
Shravan is considered the most sanctified month of the year. It is the fifth month of the Hindu calender known as sawan and also known as the first month of Chatur Mas - the four holiest months in Hindu Hindi Calendar. On Purnima or fullmoon day the nakshatra 'Shravan' rules the sky, hence the month is called Shravan. Each day of Sawan is regarded as Having, showing or expressing reverence for a deity. Special prayers and rituals are performed in Lord Shiva temples. Mondays or Somvars of Shravan month are specially observed with austerity for Lord
A Chhath is the Hindu festival celebrated each year by the people very eagerly. This is very antique festival of the Hindu religion which is dedicated to the God of energy, also known as Surya or Surya Shashti. People celebrate this festival to offer thanks to the Lord Surya for blessing the life on the earth as ever. People worship the God Sun very enthusiastically and pray for the well-being, success and progress of their family members, friends, and elders. According to the Hinduism, Sun worship is related to the cure of a range of diseases such as leprosy and etc.
The rituals at this day wake up early in the morning, take a holy bath in the River and keep fast for whole day, even they do not drink water and for a long time they keep themselves standing in the water. They offer prasad and aragh to the rising sun. It is celebrated in the various states of India like Bihar, UP, Jharkhand and Nepal. According to the Hindu calendar, it is celebrated at the 6th day of the month of Kartika (month of the October or November).
Thousand of devotees are coming to VEDVYAS DHAM to perform Chhat Puja and Trust make all arrangement at Brahamani River for safe and smooth functioning of puja.
On January 14 every year, we celebrate Makar Sankranti. It is the only Indian festival celebrated on a fixed calendric day of the solar calendar. All other Indian festivals are celebrated as per the lunar calendar, which make their days of celebration on the solar calendar vary every year.
People in several places of the state prepared special sweet rice made with sugar, banana, coconut and black pepper and offered it to the gods. They also distributed the special rice popularly known as Makar Chaula. Makar Sankranti is considered one of the most auspicious days by Hindus.
Thousands of devotees come to VEDVYAS DHAM to take a ritual bath at Triveni Sangam( Brahamni River) and prayers at temples on the occasion and believe that doing so in this auspicious day would cleanse them of diseases and wash away sins.
On this auspicious day, just at daybreak, men, women and children in thousand numbers are coming to VEDVYAS DHAM. Arrangements have been made to facilitate Kartik Snan in Triveni sangam ( Brahamani River) . Kartik Snan is said to be of great importance on this day. It is believed that all sins get washed away through this ritual. Also Known as the Boito Bondano or Boat Festival to set afloat toy boats with lamps, betel leaves, crackers fruits and coins, this is supposed to be a mass commemoration of the maritime glory of the people of Orissa, which was known as Kalinga in ancient times. But some believe the tradition is meant to offer prayers to the ancestors.
As per Hindu traditions Kartik Maas is one among the holiest month dedicated to worshiping of Lord Shiva, Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, Lord Angira and Lord Sun. This month starts with Sun entering the Sign Libra. As per the Gregorian calendar this Maas usually fall during the months of (October-November). The most talked about ritual of this month is Kartik snan and Puja.
Kartik Purnima is celebrated all over world irrespective of Religious inclinations. For followers of Sikhism this day marks the birthday of Guru Nanak Dev.
Kartik Poornima is closely associated with Prabodhini Ekadashi which marks the end of Chaturmas, a four-month period when Vishnu is believed to sleep. Prabodhini Ekadashi signifies the awakening of the god. Chaturmas penance ends on this day. Many fairs that begin on Prabodhini Ekadashi end on Kartik Poornima, Kartik Poornima usually being the most important day of the fair. Fairs that conclude on this day include Prabodhini Ekadashi celebrations at Pandharpur and Pushkar Fair. Kartik Poornima is also the last day to performTulsi Vivah ceremony that can be performed from Prabodhini Ekadashi.Also, it is believed that Vishnu, on this day, returns to his abode after completing his stay in Bali. Hence, the day is known as Deva-Diwali.In Kartik Purnima Thousnads of peoples are coming to this Holy Place to worship and Put decorative boats with Diyas in reviver. It is very attractive to see early morning with lot of diyas in decotrative small boats are floting in the brahamni River.