Paan, an integral part of Raja festival
Bhubaneswar: The three-day Raja festival cannot be complete without the paan, the mouth freshener in its sweet form. Though an addiction for many, the betel leaf freshener wrapping many ingredients, is much sought after particularly during Raja.
In Odisha, paan shops are found in aplenty but there are a few who specialise in Raja Paan that comes in many variants – some with normal ingredients and others with special with a silver foil packaging. And these could cost you anything between Rs 10 and Rs 50 per piece.
Here’s a glimpse of one of the paan specialists in Cuttack, who sells the much demanded freshner like hot cakes. Must watch for those who want to find what goes into the making.