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Tag: Nuakhai

A special Nuakhai wish
Nuakhai Festival: Young Scuba Diver & Her Father Send Wishes 40 feet Below Arabian Sea

On the eve of Nuakhai on September 10th, Tisya and her father Priyadarshee dived into the sea at the ‘Dibba Rock’ and from a depth of 40 feet they sent out their ‘Nuakhai’ wish to the people.

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Nuakhai Festival: Agrarian Fest Celebrated In Western Odisha

The principal agrarian festival of western Odisha Nuakhai is being celebrated today. Though the festival is celebrated with fervour every year, this year it has been a muted affair in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Nuakhai Festival In Western Odisha Is A Tribute To Nature

The traditional agrarian festival of Nuakhai is celebrated in Odisha with much splendor. People in the western part of the state celebrate and worship nature during the festival. Nuakhai is celebrating the oneness of nature and people.

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Catch Crabs, Win Rs 5000: Unique Competition In Odisha's Sambalpur Adds Spice To Nuakhai

Nuakhai festival gives a perfect opportunity to people in western Odisha to strengthen community bond and brotherhood like nowhere else.

Nuakhai ‘Nabanna Lagi’ Ritual To Be Streamed Live On Social Media

Sambalpur: With devotees barred from visiting temple in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Samleswari Temple Trust has decided to telecast the ‘Nabanna Lagi’ ritual live on social media on Sunday. The ritual marks the beginning of the agrarian festival of Nuakhai in western Odisha. As per the ‘lagna’, the ‘Nabanna’ or newly harvested rice […]

Shutdown Withdrawn In Sambalpur For I-Day & Nuakhai

Sambalpur: Acting upon the public demand to allow movement of people during Independence Day & Nuakhai festival, the district administration has deferred the scheduled weekend shutdown in the Western Odisha district of Sambalpur. As per a letter issued by the Collector and District Magistrate, the weekend shutdown order has been partially modified by replacing shutdowns […]

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Nuakhai: MP Suresh Pujari Urges Odisha CM To Relax Shutdown Restrictions

Bargarh: Lok Sabha member from Bargarh constituency, Suresh Pujari has urged Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to relax COVID-19 weekend shutdown restrictions in the western Odisha to facilitate the observance of Nuakhai festival that falls on August 23. In a letter dated 8th August 2020, Pujari requested the CM to allow celebration of the festival in […]

Nuakhai Goes Global As Odia Diaspora Celebrates Festival With Gaiety

Bhubaneswar: Global Odias for Odisha’s Development (GOOD), an expatriate group comprising of Odia Professionals living across the globe has made an ambitious attempt to globally popularize Odisha’s premier agrarian festival – Nuakhai. To mark the occasion, the Odia diaspora celebrated Nuakhai in foreign cities like Dubai and London and countries including Japan and America today. […]

Nuakhai Juhar: The Agrarian Fest Of Western Odisha Begins With 'Nabanna Lagi'

Sambalpur: Festivities gripped Western districts of the State today as the people celebrated Nuakhai, the agrarian festival of Western Odisha with much pomp and grandeur. The ‘Nabanna’ or rice out of newly-harvested paddy crop was offered to Goddess Samaleswari, the presiding deity of Sambalpur between 10:05 AM and 10:20 AM today. As per rituals, after […]

Op-Ed: The Horror Story Continues

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: With employment scenario in the state remaining bleak the focus has once again turned to the annual phenomenon of migration of labourers from the hunger zones of what has come to be known as the KBK belt. The argument that people from this region migrate to other states in search of […]

Nuakhai festival celebrated in Odisha; ‘Nabanna’ offered to Maa Samaleswari

Bhubaneswar: Festivities gripped Western parts of the State today as the people celebrated Nuakhai, the agrarian festival of Western Odisha with much pomp and grandeur. As per the ‘Lagna’, the season’s first crop ‘Nabanna’ was offered to Goddess Samaleswari, the presiding deity of Sambalpur, between 8:10 am and 8:40 am today. “The rituals started at […]

Western Odisha gears up for 'Nuakhai' festival

Bolangir: Western Odisha is all set to celebrate the agrarian festival of the region ‘Nuakhai’, the ‘lagna’ of which has been fixed for September 14. As per tradition, people will offer Nabanna, the newly harvested paddy, to Goddesses Samaleswari Devi and later to their presiding deities on Nuakhai. Markets in several parts of Bolangir and […]

Opposition smells politics in BJD's Nuakhai festival plans

Bhubaneswar: With general elections approaching, political parties in Odisha have braced themselves to leave no stone unturned to woo voters. The case in point being ruling-BJD’s plans to celebrate Nuakhai- an agricultural festival of Western Odisha – in a grand manner. BJD has decided to celebrate ‘Nuakhai Juhar Bhetghat’ with great fervour from September 20 […]

PM greets Odia people for Nuakhai fest

Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Odisha Governor S C Jamir, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and a host of dignitaries today greeted the people of Odisha on the occasion of Nuakhai, a festival welcoming the new crop. “Nuakhai Juhar! Good wishes to Odia friends on the festival of Nuakhai. May this festival bring happiness and prosperity […]

Block Grant Teachers from Western Odisha celebrate Nuakhai on road

Bhubaneswar: The agitating western Odisha teachers of block grant schools and colleges today celebrated Nuakhai on the road at Lower PMG in Bhubaneswar. With their high-level meeting with the State government officials ending inconclusive, the teachers were left with no choice but to observe the festival on the road. The strike of the block grant […]

Agrarian festival Nuakhai celebrated in Odisha, CM extends wishes

Bhubaneswar: Nuakhai, the agrarian festival of Western Odisha was celebrated with pomp and grandeur on Saturday. As per rituals, the newly harvested crop also known as Nabanna was offered to goddess Samaleswari, the presiding deity of Sambalpur between 9:05 am and 9:15 am today. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik extended wishes to the people of […]

‘Nuakhai’ fervour grips Western Odisha

Sambalpur: Celebrated a day after ‘Ganesh Chaturthi’ every year, Western Odisha is all set to celebrate ‘Nuakhai’ tomorrow. As per the ‘Lagna’, ‘Nabanna’ or rice out of newly-harvested paddy crop will be offered to Goddess Samaleswari, the presiding deity of Sambalpur between 9.05 am and 9.15 am. On the occasion, Goddess Samaleswari will be draped […]

‘Lagna’ for ‘Nuakhai’ festival finalized

Sambalpur: Priests on Tuesday finalized the ‘Lagna’ (auspicious moment) of Nuakhai, the agrarian festival of Western Odisha, here on the Brahmapura temple premises. As per the ‘Lagna’, ‘Nabanna’ or rice out of newly-harvested paddy crop will be offered to Goddess Samaleswari, the presiding deity of the Sambalpur between 9.05 am and 9.15 am, on August […]

Gadajata area in Kalahandi dist celebrates Nuakhai

Bhawanipatna: The gadajata area in Kalahandi district is celebrating Nuakhai – the agrarian festival– with religious fervor and devotion on Sunday. According to source, the celebrations began after the ‘Nabanna’ or new rice out of newly harvested paddy crop was offered to Goddess Manikeswari at 8.45 am. After offering the ‘Nabanna’ to the deity, locals […]

When will Nuakhai become a truly pan-Odisha festival?

By Sandeep Sahu #NuakhaiJuhar was trending on Twitter for much of Tuesday. It also dominated the discourse on Facebook, WhatsApp and other social media platforms, besides getting day-long coverage on television with anchors appropriately dressed for the occasion. Even non-Odias joined the fun sending out Nuakhai greetings to their friends and acquaintances. Going by the […]

Western Odisha gears up for Nuakhai

Sambalpur: Despite deficit rainfall this season, people across Western Odisha are gearing up to celebrate the festival Nuakhai scheduled to be held on Tuesday. During the agrarian annual festival, people worship their presiding deities and seek blessings for good rain, bumper crop and a favourable weather for farming. The festival marks the eating of newly […]

Cabinet okays Odisha start-up policy

Bhubaneswar: The State Cabinet today approved the new start-up policy of the Odisha government to promote entrepreneurship in the state through provision of incentives for start-up ventures. Briefing media persons after the meeting, chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi said the policy would chart a road map to place Odisha among the top three investment destinations […]

BJP, Cong oppose monsoon session of Odisha Assembly during Nuakhai fest

Bhubaneswar: The Congress and BJP today opposed the government’s decision to start the monsoon session of Odisha Assembly from September 7, a day after Western Odisha’s mass festival Nuakhai. The Opposition parties alleged that it is not a fair decision to begin the session from a date when the people of western Odisha are in […]