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Kanji Amla Osha

Kanji Amla Osha is a fasting observed by married women in Orissa. It is observed on the ninth day of the dark fortnight in the month of Margashira (November-December).

Goddess Shathi is worshipped and the image is surrounded by seven dried fishes and is decorated with vermilon, collyrium and yellow rags. Kanji (a special soup made with rice water cooked with vegetables), amalaki (a sour berry) and dried fish are offered.

Updated on 7th June, 2005

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