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Ooni, Ife indigenes celebrate Osara festival

The Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II), has led a multitude of Ife sons and daughters to the ancient shrine of the Osara deity, located at Moore Road, regarded as the ancestral home to the Yoruba for the annual celebration of Osara festival.
The Ooni, who arrived the venue of cultural festival accompanied by his queen, Olori Wuraola Ogunwusi (Ojaja II), was received by the deity’s Chief Priest, Chief Isola Ogunwusi.
Apart from the chief priest, and monarchs, excited crowd were there to witness the just resuscitated festival after a long period of neglect.
During the event, the Ooni acknowledged Osara, the goddess of Lagoon, as a messenger of God, just like Olokun the goddess of Ocean sent by God alongside the other 400 spiritual beings (deities) to form the pre-genesis esoteric world called Ife Oodaye.
He thus described Osara as loving wife of Oduduwa and a caring mother, who always showed love not only to her children, but, also to all other children in the community.
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