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Kartika Purnima and Boita Bandana Celebration in USA

Karthika Purnima is celebrated on the day of Shukla Paksha in the Kartik month. This holy day is celebrated in Odisha for Boita Bandana. As per mythology, the businessmen from Odisha used to travel to different islands on this auspicious day.

This year (2017) for the first time, United States Odia Community celebrated this festival in Americal saraswata Sangha, North Carolina. Around 30 devotees of Sri Sri Thakura Nigamananda Saraswati participated in this celebration. All devotees (especially kids) were excited to learn the Odia tradition and were thrilled to witness this celebration.

"The uniqueness of this tradition will continue every year.", said by one of the members of the community. Dhirendra Kar had sent all these photographs of Boita Bandana. They people had celebrated by floating the Boitas (tiny boats) in a water tub.

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