The wedding day of Maa Parvati and Shiva Shankar is celebrated on the fifth day of the eldest Shukla and the next day the winter solstice. Some devotees become the parents of Mother Parvati, and some devotees marry Lord Shankara and end their marriage. Shiva and Mother Parvati are brought in a chariot adorned with colorful paintings. The procession begins at midnight and ends at noon the next day in the worship of Shivaparvati. It is celebrated in many temples at the Loknath Temple, the Lingaraj Temple and the Shiva Temple in Sambalpur. The main attraction of the festival in Sambalpur is traditional music and dance. This is a rare occasion to enjoy folk dances in Sambalpur, especially in western Odisha.
The famous winter solstice is based on mythology. According to the Shiva Purana, Brahma is severely asceticized and becomes the daughter of Dakshaprajapati Mata Sati. Sati marries Shiva, a crematorium, despite her father’s reluctance to marry. Angered by this, the skilled butterfly does not invite the daughter-in-law. Despite Mahadev’s reluctance, Goddess Parvati goes to the temple. Unable to bear it, Dakshaprajapati insulted Shiva at the shrine and slammed it on Sati Yajnakunda. On hearing Sati’s sacrifice at the altar, Mahadev destroyed the altar. From there, he threw Sati’s body on his shoulders and turned around. Vishnu dismembered Sati’s body with the chakra and separated her from Shiva. He later became a hero at Brahma’s bar and tortured Tarakasu. The gods became terrified of the oppression of Tarakasur and took refuge in Brahma. But after the revelation that Brahma, a child born from the descendants of Shiva, will kill Tarakasur, the gods asceticize Adishakti Mata Parvati. Mother Parvati Giriraj appears at the home of the Himalayas due to the austerities of the gods. On the fifth day of Shuklapaksha, Shiva and Mata Parvati reunite. After finding Mahadev’s mother Parvati, Rudra turns away and calms down. This reunion of the couple is celebrated as a winter solstice in folklore.
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. According to legend, the voyage was probably started during the reign of Chhatrapati King Bir Baliyar Singh. But no one has ever set a date. According to folklore, Puri Maharaj invited Chhatrapati Maharaj Vir Baliyar Singh to pay 18 Gadjat honors. Defending the king’s invitation, Baliyar Singh reached the Puri court. The king of Puri deployed four of the best warriors in his court to test the strength of Bir Baliyar Singh. When the hero Baliyar Singh reached the royal court and greeted the king, the seven warriors suddenly attacked. Unsurprisingly, the hero Baliyar Singh pulled out a sword from Maa Samaleshwari inside his turban and knocked down the warrior. Impressed by Baliya Singh’s heroism, Puri Maharaj came down from the throne and asked him to reward him. Since there were no Brahmins in Sambalpur at that time, Baliyar Singh requested Puri Maharaj to give Brahmins. The Brahmins then came to Puri from Sambalpur and the Shiva marriage is believed to have begun. In the past, the untouchables were forbidden to go to the temple and see the gods and goddesses. So once a year the couple is said to be coming out to visit them. The couple is believed to have benefited greatly from the couple’s vision.
Shiva Rudra and Parvati carry the message of peace. The summer leaves the Earth’s surface, and the winter solstice is celebrated with the wedding of Mahadev Shiva and Sati during the onset of the monsoon season. After the end of the Lord’s Chandan Yatra, the unique beauty of Meghmedur’s skies in the winter solstice creates a new atmosphere with a fresh atmosphere. The Sambalpur couple welcomes the couple in a dramatic natural change. The winter solstice is based on mythology. But just as weddings are performed in our daily lives, Mother Sati’s marriage to Shiva is performed in a Vedic manner. According to Hindu rites, the search for a bride, an essay, the distribution of invitations for weddings, the arrival of brides in great pomp, the marriage of a couple at the altar in a Vedic manner, the bride’s parents’ daughter’s donations, and the bride’s farewell with Jani dowry are all performed. Shiva and Sati’s wedding is very interesting in the whole of Odisha’s Sambalpur winter. The couple’s wedding ceremony begins with Akshay III. The procession started from the rise of the plate on the third day of Akshay, but on the day of the eldest Shuklapaksha Pratipada, the wedding of Nandapada’s Bambarad Balunkeshwar Baba’s Patarpendi or Nibandha (Pindhani) and the next day Nrsingh Niuta or Devdevi were performed. The third day of Loknath Baba of Jhaduapada, Jageshwar Baba of Mudipada, Shitaleshwar Baba of Badbazar and Gupteswar Baba of Thakurpada is celebrated on the third day of Patrapendi and the fourth day of Guagunda. On the night of the fifth day, Shiva, the crematorium, enters the house of the bride in a grand procession, riding a bull. His bridesmaids include the cemetery residents, Sakshigopinath, Hanuman, Narsingh Devdevi. The girl’s parents are selected by the travel committee every year as the couple performs in full publicity. Those who play the role of the bride’s parents take the bride Parvati to her house and bid farewell to her after marriage. Vedic ceremonies are held on the fifth night.
Bam Barad Balunkeshwar of Nandapada, Sriloknath Baba of Jhaduapada, Sreejageshwar Baba of Mudipada, Shitaleshwar Baba of Badbazar, Somnath Baba of Balibandha, Srigudeshwar Baba of Durgapalli are well-known in the local winter festival. The winter solstice begins at Patarpendi, the day after the invitation of the deity, the wedding of the deity from all the temples on the fourth day, the wedding ceremony at the bride’s father’s house at night, and the next day at noon. The lucky couples of each city have the privilege of giving the bride to the goddess as a daughter-in-law. According to natural law, tradition and tradition, the wedding of the newlyweds is performed with bridesmaids, ornaments, and utensils, as well as other dowry. The groom’s invitation and the bride’s farewell scene are also quite serious.
Many good and bad traditions on a par with the unexpected pace of time are associated with this journey. Happiness and entertainment usually prevail at weddings. During the winter solstice in Sambalpur, it is easy to turn around. Dance, song, and tamsa are a natural part of it. The combination of various folk dances, Dalkhai dances is a natural part of our cultural way of life. Bai and Hingjads from the local and foreign provinces dance at the festival. It is heard from the public that ‘they dance at the wedding of Mahadev Shiva to get rid of the birth of this cursed Hinjada’. There is no record of when the journey began. However, in 1762, a report was made on the winter solstice of the Balunkeshwar temple. The temple’s priest, Cherenga Mali, said in court that he was the first documented document on the sixth pilgrimage. “I don’t know when the sixth voyage started,” Cherenga Mali told the court. My uncle, Panaja, said the trip had been celebrated for a long time. According to Cherengamali’s statement, the winter march started in Sambalpur long before 1762. According to him, the winter pilgrimage to Sambalpur has been going on for more than 400 years.