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Obatala Festival in Oyo Continues (2023)

Started by Omowale, May 12, 2023, 03:12 PM

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Last week I posted a flyer for Obatala Festival in Oyo: Obatala Festival

Here are some pictures and video focused on the Arugba (The woman with white markings holding calabash). In previous posts I believe we discussed the Arugba for Osun Festival. I will reiterate again that the Arugba is the chosen virgin girl. Traditionally she is the one that is chosen to carry the community's offering to the site of worship. Her offering is on behalf of the whole community. It is a great honor to be chosen. And there are many preparations made. Many go through Igbele, which is the tradition of staying in isolation (staying in an enclosed area with no social interaction) to preserve their Àṣẹ before offering.

We hail Obatala the eldest of Orisha

Orisa Eepaaa !! Orisa Eepaaa 🙏🏿🙏🏿 !!



Photos of Arugba:

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