Ritu Kala Samskaram | Wikipedia audio article

Ritu Kala Samskaram | Wikipedia audio article


Half sari function or Langa Voni Telugu: లంగా
ఓణి, Pavadai Dhavani Tamil: பாவாடை, Langa Davani Kannada: ಲಂಗ ದ್ವನಿ. In South India, the Ritu Kala Samskara ceremony
or Ritushuddhi is an Indian Hindu ceremony performed when a girl wears a sari for the
first time. It is the celebration of when a girl’s rite
of passage after menarche (first menstruation) and she is deemed a young woman both physically
and spiritually. Langa voni is traditional clothing for unmarried
girls in South India.==The Ritual==
Ritusuddhi, also called as Ritu Kala Samskara, is the coming of age ceremony for girls, after
menarche or first menstruation. This milestone in a girl’s life is observed
by her family and friends, with gifts and her wearing a sari for the ritual. The rite of passage is celebrated, in modern
times, as a “half-saree party” or half-sari function, where the female relatives and friends
of the girl gather, and she receives and wears a half-saree and other gifts. Thereafter, at ceremonious events, she wears
the half-sarees, until her marriage when she puts on a full sari.In South India coming
of age ceremony or rites of passage is celebrated when a girl reaches puberty. She wears a new langa voni during the first
part of the ceremony and then she is gifted her first sari, which she wears during the
second half of the ceremony. This marks her transition into womanhood. The tradition of presenting a langa voni begins
with the girl’s first naming ceremony Namakaran and her first rice feeding ceremony called
Annaprashana. She receives her last one at her coming of
age ceremony. In Shaktism the Earth’s menstruation is celebrated
during the Ambubachi Mela, an annual fertility festival held in June, in Assam, India. During Ambubachi, the annual menstruation
course of the goddess Kamakhya is worshipped in the Kamakhya Temple.==See also==
Culture and menstruation Langa voni
Saṃskāra Bar and Bat Mitzvah==References==

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