Name of Festival : Bali Trutiya Festival
Time of celebration (Month)
Bali Trutiya Festival is celebrate in month of Bhadra (Auguest - September )
Major Territory of Celebration
Bali Trutiya Festival is celebrated in Orissa state of India
Worship in Festival
On this day people worship the Lord Shiva (Maheswar) and Goddess Parvati (Uma)
Bali Trutiya Festival falls on the third day of the Shukla Paksha of the Bhadra month (Auguest - September ) in Orissa. On this day married women observed fasting and worshipped the Lord Shiva (Maheswar) and Goddess Parvati (Uma).Bali Trutiya Festival is similar to the Hartalika Teej vrat observed on the same day in other parts of India.
History of Bali Trutiya Festival:
According to the myth in the Padma Purana, Parvathi had observed this fast and was married to Shiva. Other myth Lord Rama had worshipped the Divine couple for securing their favour in winning the war against Ravana.
Ritual of the Festival
People beat the roofs of their houses with sticks and remove the stone-steps in front of the house to get rid of all the curses said by people