Tag: Nuakhai

‘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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
‘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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
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. […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
Suresh Pujari
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 14 April 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 13 April 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 13 April 2021