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ବଉଳ ଅମାବାସ୍ୟା (Baula Amabasya or Bakula Ambasya)

Baula Amabasya (Odia: ବଉଳ ଅମାବାସ୍ୟା) is a typical Odia festival. This Amabasya is also known as Bakula Amabasya (Odia: ବକୁଳ ଅମାବାସ୍ୟା) observed on the Pausa Amabasya (Odia: ପୌଷ ଅମାବାସ୍ୟା). According to English calendar, this festival is celebrated in the month of December of January. The festival is mainly dedicated to the Mango trees (ଆମ୍ବ ଗଛ). The mango trees bloom with the new flowers (in Odia it is known as Baula) for the fruits. A special cake (ପିଠା) is prepared for this festival and is being offered in temples. The pitha prepare on this days is known as Gaintha Pitha (Odia: ଗଇଁଠା ପିଠା). This pitha is also offered to Mango trees. This ritual is performed to get more mangoes. The Puja also performed near the Mango Trees with Baula (The flowers of the tree) on this day. That's why this festival is named as Baula Amabasya.

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