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Odun Ilefin Araba Agbaye 2012

Posted on 20 June 2012 by Babalawo Aworeni


The Odun Ilefin festival for the Araba Agbaye was held Tuesday, June 19, 2012. This is the festival of Orunmila where the Araba Agbaye prayed for all Ifa devotees. During the celebration the Araba became the Amontekun  Orisa, where he symbolically transformed into a leopard. The symbol of the leopard can only be represented by the Araba Agbaye.

Mo po ju wo eyin kin ri oba Araba da amotekun odese odieranko abifinlara

This proverb is for the Araba Agbaye and speaks about to looking back to see the King, the Araba has turned into the leopard.


This year Orishada like to thank Awoyemi Adisa Monkanrawale Araba Agbaye Oluisese , Awolodunmirindinlogun, All the Aworeni family in diaspora   and All the Araba ,Olu-awo, Babalawo,Iyanifa,Babalorisa, Iyalorisa,Ojugbona,Gbogbo Omo Awo.

Aseyi Samodun A se Amodun Semi Odundun Lawo toro lowo
Olodumare ani fi odun yi se asemo Ase oooo.

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Olokun Odun Akara: The Festival of Akara

Posted on 13 June 2012 by Babalawo Aworeni

The Odun Akara (bean cake) festival was held Tuesday, June 12th,2012 in Ile-Ife.  In this festival all the babalawo and the ojugbona paraded through the streets of Ile-Ife to many the local shrines including Origi and other Orisha shrine.s  The people of Ife made Akara (bean cake) to eat, feed the babalawos and deities.

After this ritual they babalawos performed the Ojumo ma aworire that night until the  morning of the following day.  This took place in each individual compound.  Singing, dancing and chanting iwure continued all night through the next day.  Each Orisha was called using ritual language.


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World Ifa Festival 2012

Posted on 02 June 2012 by Babalawo Aworeni

The Orunmila Barami Agbonmiregun, the World Ifa Festival was held Saturday June 2-3, 2012 at Oketase the World Ifa Temple, Ile-Ife. This festival celebrates the New Year for all the traditional Yoruba practitioners.

This year’s World Ifa festival was attended by many from within Nigeria as well as from all over the world. The rituals began in the early morning and continued into the following day.

This year’s odu is Ogbe Iyonu/ Ogbe Ogunda, IRE AJE.

In this year Ifa is telling devotees to be patient (suuru).  Money will come to those that make the proper sacrifice in the new year but one must be careful of some embarassment that may be associated with this good fortune.

Ifa devotees must take care of their destiny in this New Year.  One must feed their head for it is the head that will bless you in this New Year.  There may be fighting, a practitioner of Ifa should not fight.

A lot of children will be born this year.  There will be many dada children born.  These children will bring a very special blessing with them.  It is important to feed Agbonmiregun in the New Year so that the blessings of this odu will manifest.  It is also important to feed Ogun and the head.

People who do not have wives will find a wife in this year.  Ifa devotees will see the blessings of Ifa in this year.

Ifa also says that if an insult comes out one should not be quick to anger.  Use the hand to rub the stomach to keep calm and don’t be quick to be upset.  Be careful of friends, they will have the tendency to give bad advice.

Ifa devotees should not drink in excess in this year.  Be careful of the words that fall from your mouth, do not curse.  Keep a cool head in this year.  Take good care of Orunmila.

Married couples will see problems in their relationships, they should persevere. They should not give up the relationship.  Ifa tells us that we should not lie in this New Year.  To see the truth in other’s lies a sacrifice should be made.

All Ifa devotees should take good care of their children.  The children will bring great blessings.  There will be many children and many apetebi in this New Year.

Ifa say we have to make a sacrifice to the Esu and you have to be careful about the food that you are eat or drink in out side and don’t stay later in the city because some people they are plan bad thing for people .

Ifa says we should make a sacrifice that we will keep our property.

That we will live long some people we should be very careful about people  .

Ifa say we have to be patience and we  don’t let people where we are going keep our secret in our mind don’t trust anybody ok .
Ifa say fighting is come and we have to be careful about the word that is come out from our mouth.

1 Agbo to feed Agbonmiregun

1 Elede to feed Ifa

1 Obuko to feed Esu

1 Eyele to feed ori

1. Akaka ni gbenagbena igi loko

Ikadu le fi pe korokoro bi esin

Ba yan la yan ju olowo re ni ke si

A difa fun ma kogun omo alara

Alukin fun ma kogbon omo ajero

A difa fun abiwape ni se omo bibi orunmila

Won ki gbogbo won rubo abiwape

Ni kan loru ebo.


2.  Agba oni suuru ohun gbogbo loni

A difa fu orunmila to sawo lo ode iwo

Won ko rubo orubo ebo orunmila oru bo

Iya kan iya kan ti orunmila je lode iwo ki

Won ma pe ni iyawo.


3.  Kukuduku petenaki agberin igbado

Igbado agberin a difa fun onigunmoye

Omo adakolowo remon  won ki onigunmoye

Rubo onigunmoye ru ebo o seun.


For additional information on the sacrifice for this year write to:

This year Orishada would like to thank Oba Okunade Sijuwade Olubuse ll Olori Alade gbogbo Oonirisa  Arole Oduduwa , Awoyemi Adisa Monkanrawale Araba Agbaye Oluisese , Awolodunmirindinlogun and All the Araba ,Olu-awo, Babalawo,Iyanifa,Babalorisa, Iyalorisa,Ojugbona,Gbogbo Omo Awo. 

Aseyi Samodun A se Amodun Semi Odundun Lawo toro lowo
Olodumare ani fi odun yi se asemo Ase oooo.

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