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'Sital Sasthi' festival being celebrated in which state?
Madhya Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Odisha

Sital Sasthi is a sacred  Hindu festival is being celebrated in Odisha (6th June 2022). This week-long special festival highlights the marriage of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. According to the Hindu calendar, Sital Sasthi is observed on the sixth day of the Jyestha month during the Shukla Paksha.
People observing this festival believe that Lord Shiva represents the scorching heat of summer while Goddess Parvati signifies the first rain. So, this holy and lavish wedding is observed for a good monsoon.
Sital Sasthi is a celebration wherein Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are adopted by two families, and their wedding is solemnised with the involvement of rituals. After the marriage is performed, the God and Goddess are then carried around  the city via a procession
During the week-long festival, devotees in large numbers take part in the most famous Sitala Sasthi Yatra that is conducted at Sambalpur in Western Odisha..

Source : News On Air

Published On : June 8, 2022
Category : Arts and Culture