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. 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.
By: Rashmi Ranjan
Last updated: 14 June 2021, 04:22 PM IST
Young girls play swing at their homes in Bhubaneswar.
Girls decorate mehendi on their hands as they celebrate Pahili Raja in Bhubaneswar
A family in Bhubaneswar celebrates Pahili Raja by eating special Paans.
Young girls celebrate Raja by sharing pithas at their homes in Odisha
Unmarried girls, women celebrate first day of Raja at their house while adhering to social distancing norms in Kendrapara.
Little girl plays swing at her house in Kendrapara
Girls put alata on their feet as they celebrate Pahili Raja today.