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Light & Sound Show Inaugurated At Samaleswari Temple On Occasion Of Nuakhai Festival

On the occasion of Nuakhai festival, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has virtually inaugurated light and sound show at Samaleswari temple in Sambalpur district on Saturday.

Western Odisha Preps Up For Nuakhai
Western Odisha Preps Up For Nuakhai Under Covid Shadow

People across Western Odisha are all set to celebrate ‘Nuakhai’ in a subdued manner amid Covid guidelines strictly in place. Residents of the region are geared up with finalisation of all preparations for the mass annual agrarian festival

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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. […]

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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 […]

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Group clash erupts as dead body's entry to village opposed in view of Nuakhai festival

Bhawanipatna: A clash broke out between two groups of Tulapada village under Narla block in Kalahandi district on Thursday after one of the groups protested the entry of a dead body to the village due to the on-going preparations for the Nuakhai festival. According to sources, a man of the village who was working as […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

‘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 […]

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Western Odisha celebrates Nuakhai with religious fervor

Sambalpur: People across western Odisha are celebrating Nuakhai – the agrarian festival of the region – with religious fervor and devotion today. The celebrations began with the ‘Nabanna’ or new rice out of newly harvested paddy crop was offered to Maa Samaleswari Devi in Sambalpur as per the ‘lagna’ or auspicious moment. Later, people offered […]