Itu worship

January 13, 2019
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Sajal Biswas
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Itu worship is the worship of Surya, or Sun God, in Agrahan month in Bengal. The word ‘Itu’ has evolved from Mitu, which is a shortened form of Mitra. Itu worship starts on the last day of Kartik month and is observed on all Sundays of the following month Agrahan. Sunday is considered auspicious for propitiating Surya.
The worship was originally meant or the preservation of seeds of the winter crops.The worship is performed by both married and unmarried women.
A bowl filled with earth and a pot filled with water are kept along with other household deities during the worship.

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