After the celebration of the new year, the Idáàsà Érìndínlógún, the annual divination of Shango (Sàngó) was held today for the Alaafin de Oyo and all the followers of this Orisha in the world.
The annual divination of Shango (Sàngó) is done in the holy sanctuary of Koso. The high priests of Shango (Babalorisas), led by Baale Onisango, the Mogba Koso (the supreme chief of Koso and guardian of the holy shrine), perform divination to receive Olodumare’s message to humanity for this new year, and subsequently the necessary ceremonies and offerings are performed, according to the sign revealed in the divination, which this year is Okanran.
In the Ifá Tradicional Pro and Ojú Odù applications you will find an exclusive Orisha verse of this sign, in Yoruba and with its translation into Spanish.
Shango’s annual divination is different from divination with Ikin
It should be remembered that Orisha’s divination is different from that of Ifá. In the first case, the divination is carried out with 16 snails that are thrown on the mat, while the second is carried out with 16 ikines and the sign on iyerosun is marked on the opon Ifá (Ifá board) according to the ikines that remain in hand (the detailed method of Ifa divination with ikin is available in Traditional Ifa pro).
In the case of orisha divination, the snails determine a sign (owò mèrìndínlógún) depending on the position in which they fall. In total there are 17 signs, coinciding in most cases with the names of the Ifá signs, with the exception of three: Eji Oko, Ejila Sebora and Opira.
The verses of Orisha closely resemble those of Ifá, and they are parables that are responsible for deciphering the Shango priests who perform the divination. After the celebration of divination, the activities provided for in the World Festival program will continue, which can be consulted exclusively at Ifá Tradicional Pro and Ojú Odù. Today, in addition to Shango’s annual divination is the second day dedicated to Oya.