Sudasha Brata is also known as Sudasa Vrata or Dhanu Sankranti. Sudasha Brata is a unique ritual observed in Orissa. When there is a rare combination of Shukla Paksha, Thursday and Dasami in Oriya Calendar Sudash Brata is observed. Sudasa Brata is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi. Special Mahalaxmi puja is observed on the day.
Sudasa Vrata is observed mainly by women for the wellbeing of the family. The main ritual involves the tying of a sacred thread on the hand by women. The thread is only replaced during the next Sudasa Vrata.
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