Millions of Ifa/ Orisa devotees worldwide celebrated the coming of OBARA OGUNDA to the Earth with the mission of restoring COSMIC HARMONY to our planet.
All across the globe devotees were engaging the return of the Irunmole to Ile – Ife according to their understanding and the regional variations in welcoming this moment.
For several years now after the Odu has incarnated in Ile – Ife , Babalawo Solagbade Poopola ,Chairman Ethics and Scripture , International Council for Ifa Religion brings to us a well presented commentary on the verses of Ifa accompanying the Odu. This year as usual Babalawo Poopola has presented the verses accompanying the Odu, and we shall present his compilation in bits on this site. Here goes :
AGBONNIREGUN ANNUAL FESTIVAL 2011/2012
On Saturday/Sunday June 4/5 the Annual Agbonniregun Ifa Festival was held at Oke Itase Orunmila Temple, Ile Ife. During Ifa consultation, Obara Ogunda was revealed.
Ifa foresees Ire Gbogbo (All Ire of life). Ifa says that ebo will enable all the ire to manifest.
By virtue of this Odu, and in cognizance of the fact that Ifa foresees ire, there is the need for all Ifa devotees the world over to propitiate their Ifa with two kolanuts, four bitterkolas, one hen and money each. In addition to this, all those born by this Odu are expected to specifically ask Ifa what Ifa will take from them in order for all the Ire in their Odu to manifest in this year.
MESSAGES OF OBARA OGUNDA FOR ALL IFA DEVOTEES FOR THE YEAR 2011/2012.
- Ifa assures all devotees that they are going to receive the blessing of all ire of life this year. There is no exception in all the ire that devotees will be blessed with. Ifa foresees ire of prosperity, compatible spouse, great children, properties, sound health, long life, contentment, and self actualization during the year. Ifa says that the foundation of all these ire will be laid in one day. Ifa however cautions that in this same year those who are envious of the achievements of all Ifa devotees will be very busy at work but they will all fail. Ifa advises each devotee to offer ebo with two pigeons, two hens, two guinea-fowls, two roosters, two ducks, four rats, four fish, and money. On this, Ifa says:
Ile san mi
Okoo san mi
Dia fun Akinsanmi
Tii somo Ikori-Aga
Eyi to debiti sile
Ti ko ri nkankan pa
Ebo ni won ni ko waa se
O gbe’bo, o ru’bo
Nigbati yoo rii
A-re-saarin gbungun p’aadota
O n’owo fa iti gbungbun
Igbin 16 tun jade
Igbati o la’nu re haa
Oyin tun nkan sii le’nu
Yoo pada de’le
Iyawo to l’oyun ti bi ibeji
O ni aye oun wa dabi aye Alaafin
Ko pe, ko jinna
E wa ba ni ni wowo ire gbogbo
I benefit from home
And I also benefit in the farm
Ifa’s message for Akinsanmi
The offspring of Ikori-Aga
He who set a trap
Without killing any game
He was advised to offer ebo
Before he realized it
The front stroke of the trap killed 20 animals
The back stroke killed 30 animals
The middle stroke kills 50 animals
He pulled a creeper in order to use it as rope
Sixteen land snails fell down
When he opened his mouth in exclamation
Honey dropped into his mouth
When he returned home
His pregnant wife delivered a set of twins
He declared that his life is as rewarding as the life of Alaafin
Before long not too far
Join us in the midst of all ire of life
Ifa however enjoins all Ifa devotees never to tell lies and never to be found among people of questionable character. Ifa insists that all devotees must be found of impeccable character. Even when enemies rise up, they will be incapacitated by the might of the truth.