It is this time of the year when unmarried girls don new clothes, makeup, mehendi and take to swings while merrymaking with friends. Raja Parba is a three-day festival to celebrate womanhood.
Also termed as the festival of harvest, the celebration of Raja is necessarily meant to give rest to women and mother earth as a mark of adulation for womanhood and fertility.
It is believed, that both go through menstrual periods during the time and so festivities are marked to celebrate the occasion.
Raja is a mass festival but due to the ongoing second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, people in the State this year have preferred to celebrate at their homes with their dear and near ones.
Let's take a tour across Odisha to find out how people are celebrating the festival while keeping with the pandemic protocol.