Sudasa Brata 2012
Sudasa Brata is a unique festival of Odisha among the married women who take a vow for the well being of their family. Sudasa Brata 2012 date is February 2 when Mahalaxmi Puja or Sudasa Brata is going to be celebrated.
It is observed whenever there is a combination of (1) Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon), (2) Thursday and (3) Dasami. Goddess Maha Lakshmi is worshipped during the day (Sudas Brata) by offering 10 Manda Pithas in puja.
A sacred thread (consisting of ten layers of thread) is prepared in the prescribed manner and tied by women on their arms until the arrival of next Sudasha Brata. Then the thread is replaced again.