The annual World Ifa Festival at Okatase Ile Ife took place on Saturday June 7th. 2015.
This mark the beginning of the new year for the Yoruba Ifa and Orisa practitioners world wide.. Every year divination is performed for the whole world that instruct us the things we need to do in order to get the most of the new year. The Odu that came for this year at Ile Ife is:>
Ofunsa. Ofun Osa.
1, Ofun Oyaya gbasa.
Ofun Sa wo bi oje bio ni je
Adifa fun erinlojo ewe ni jo ti awon awo ni ki won rubo
Nitori ki won ole maa gbo ran
Ki won ole maa je ti omo araye ba npe won
Ape je ni ti ewe. Bi ti Sango ewegbemi.
Awon awo ni ki won ru ebo akuko kookan
Ki won oru abe kokan ati egbokanla owo
Awon ewe kan ru ebo awon kan ko ru.
Awon ewe ti oru ebo ni awon ewe ti o man je
Ti a ba fi won se oogun ewe ti ko rubo k wulo fun oogun
Ewe lasan ni wom. Won ko se lo fun oogun.
Won ni ki arubo ki oju ma ba ti wa.
Kope kojina ewa bani ni ni arusegun.
Arusegun laa bani ni ese Obarisa.
Ofun hurry and receive the blessing.
Ofun hurry up let us see if they will respond or not.
Cast Ifa for the group of herbs in the forest.
So that they will respond when they are used for medicine.
When we invoke the herbs they respond and work for us.
As for Sango (ewegbemi ) the herbs worked for him to conquer his enemies and have victory.
Some of the herbs make the ebo. And some of them did not make ebo
Those herbs that make the ebo are the herbs that we use for medicine
And we use them for Ifa as Omi ero.
It will not be too long. It will not be too far.
People will find us in Victory.
Ifa advise that we should make ebo; so that we can fulfill our purpose in life. This is one of the reasons why some plants sleep or drooped when the sun set. They wake up when the sun rise or when we touch them. Ifa says when we call the herbs name to work for us as in medicine they will work. Ifa warn us to prevent disappointments and do not bring shame to ourselves. We must learn the use of the herbs .they will work for us. We must seek the knowledge and find the way . Ifa says we are trying to do something very important but we must make offering so that what we are trying to do will not bring shame on ourselves
Ifa says to make Ebo of akuko adiye to Esu and one to Osayin. Offer Epo Iyo Obi Orogbo atare and omi tutu, Also a new knife
2, Ofunsa. Ofun Osa.
Ofunsare gangan mu igba lowo
Oduro gangan mu igba lowo.
O nsare lo o nsare bo o mu igba lowo
Adifa fun Aganamosin alaaganna
Ti se omo Orisa ogboji.
Ti oji larin oru ti o soro ti ko ba taraye mu
Awon awo ni ki won o ruba Igbona ati arun opolo..
Won ko won ko rubo.
Aseyin wa aseyin bo aisan ti ose alagana ko san/.
Ofun was running aimlessly. Ofun stops abruptly holding a calabash in his hand.
Cast Ifa divination for Aganamosin ( the mentally sick)
Who was the child of Orisa
He woke up in the middle of the night talking nonsense.
His Awo advise that sacrifice should be made for him.
To preven high fever and mental problem.
They refuse to make the offerings.
As a result Aganamosin mental sickness was never cure.
That is why we have so many mentally sick people in the world today.
Ifa advise that we should try to work together and find cure for mental diseases and addictions of all sorts.
3, Ofunsa. Ofun Osa.
Ofun sai mu’gba ko fi owo gbaa Orun
Difa fun Aganna ti see afo ojo ni Ode Oyo.
Awon awo ni yio ri Ori rere kan
Sugbon ki o ru ebo nibe ki ire na lee to lowo.
Ati wipe awon aye yio de ja re.
Aganna ko ko ru ebo.
Ni igba lailai ni Ode Oyo ti Alafin ban se Odun..
Ojo a ma ro ti osi maa da awon eniyan laamu.
Aaganna ni amu ojo ti o ma mu ki ojo ma ba ayeye na je.
Alafin pinu wipe ti Aganna ba mu Ojo ni Odun na.
Ohun yio fun ni Omo ohun Obinrin ki o fi se aya
Amu ileke, Ogun Aso Ogun Ewu Egbewa owo ati ga Malu kan.
Aganna se ileri pe ojo ko ni ro.
Ni ojo nla ba bere si ni ro.
Itiju nla ni o je fun Aganna . Kia kia ni Aganna be lu igbo
Beni Aganna se salo ti eni kankan ko si ri mo.
Ifa ni ki aru ebo ki a maa be gba ere itiju.
Ofun can not take the calabash to hold up the sky
Cast Ifa for Aganna that use charm to make rain in the ancient Oyo
The Awo predicted that goodness will come to him that year.
But they advise him to make offering so that he will be able to achieve them
They told him also that people will bring temptations to him.
But Aganna did not make the offerings.
.The Alafin always make a yearly celebration
Alafin always invites all the Chiefs and important people across the kingdom.
Rain always disturb the festivity.
So that year Alafin promised that
If Aganna could prevent the rain at the festivity
He will offer one of his beautiful daughter in hand for marriage to Aganna
In addition Alafin promise to offer him 20 pieces of dresses, 20 yards of cloth,
A big pot of beads, 20,000 cowries and a big cow with hunch back..
Aganna maintain the promise that it will not rain.
After all the people and the Chiefs have seated with Alafin.
All of a sudden a heavy rain began to pour down ..
Aganna was very shameful that he could not prevent the rain.
. Out of fear and shame Aganna ran to the bush and never seen again.
Ifa advise that we should make offerings so that we will not experience temptations. We must listen to the guidance of Ifa our Ancestors and the Orisa. We must prevent bringing shame to ourselves.
We must offer some of our dresses. Clothes, gifts items, money and party event that will take offer of a cow.
4, Ofunsa. Ofun Osa.
Ofun sa lefun awo aje
Ofun sa losun awo ayo
Ofun sa ni moriwo Ope yeyeye.
Difa fun Alagemo tere ti se wole wode Orisa.
Ojo kan Alagemo wa fi Orisa sile lai so fun Orisa.
Orisa wa Alagemo titi ko ri.
Ni ibi ti Alagemo lo nigba ti o fi Orisa sile.
Alagemo sise sise ko ni akojo
Kori batise kori ona gbegba.
Alagemo wa fi eji kun eta odi aarun .
Alagemo gba oko alawo lo.
Awon awo Ofun sa lefu ofun sa losun .
Ofun sa ni moriwo Ope yeyeye.
Won so fun Alagemo ki o pada so odo Orisa.
Ohun ni aye re yio fi yi pada. Alagemo pada si odo Orisa.
Orisa gba Alagemo pada Sugbon ofi bu wipe
Koni ku koni run sugbon ko ni le sa lo mo
Orisa so pe ki Alagemo maa te ile jejeje
Ki osi maa rora rin titi aye..
Alegemo ndupe lowo Orisa di oni.
Ofun was decorated with (Efun) the white clay chalk the awo of wealth
Ofun was decorated with(Osun) the red camwood the awo happiness.
Ofun was decorated with the palm fronds.
Cast Ifa for (Alagemo) the Chameleon. Who was a companion of Orisa.
One day Alagemo left Orisa without telling Orisa.
Orisa looked all over for Alagemobut no where to be found
In the place Alagemo went. ,he work and work but did not make ends meet.,
Alagemo could not succeed.
He then decided to go to his Awos to find out what to do.
Ofun sa lefun Ofun sa losun Ofun sa ni moriwo Ope yeyeye
They told him unless he go back to Orisa before he could succeed again..
Alagemo went back to Orisa and Orisa took him back on one ground.
Orisa cursed Alagaemo that he will no longer be able rto run away again.
Orisa said Alagemo wil only be able to walk slowly for the rest of life.
Alagemo was grateful and continue to give thanks to Orisa until today.
Ifa says that we should be grateful to who we have. If we do not have contention and perseverance we may not succeed.
Ifa says to make offerings to Esu . we should offer Akuko adiye, Epo Oyin Iyo Obi Orogbo, Atare Eku , Eja
Make offerings to Orisa Obatala. Offerings: Efun, Isu Obi Ifin Igbin
5, Ofunsa. Ofun Osa.
Ayanu awo ojo adifa fun Ojo.
Ayanu awo Osu adifa fun Osu
Ijiheri awo odo a da fun odo
Ejirod a akuro si adifa fun yeye o ni ro to ro mo.
Won ni ni nu ojo ati erun ara ko ni ko ni ni akuro
Oni iro ni oro momi ni oruko ti a npe akuro.
Lati igba naa at ojo ati erun ara kii ni Akuro
Ayanu awo of the rain cast Ifa for the rain
Ayanu awo of the cloudy sky cast for the cloud
Ijiheri awo odo cast Ifa for the wetland.
The told the wetland that he will always be wet and cool.
They ask (Akuro) the wetland to offer 4 Snails 4 pigeons and a keg of palm oil.
From that time the wetland is always cool both in the dry and rainy season.
Ifa advise that we should make offerings so we can have a calm and cool life. That was the ebo that the wetland make so it will always be wet and cool come rain come sun.
4 Snails 4 pigeons and a keg of palm oil.
Aboru Aboye Abosise
I apologies that I do not have my Keyboard that has the Yoruba fonts. Individual should consult with their Oluwo about how to make the offerings. Ire o
From >>>Araba Adedayo Ologundudu. USA