Raja Festival comes once in a year and spreads joy and happiness for three days straight, in every Odia household. During this 3-day fest, eating paan is almost a mandatory ritual for all and sundry.
It is believed, that both go through menstrual periods during the time and so festivities are marked to celebrate the occasion.
Today marks the first day of the three-day Raja festival celebrated all over Odisha. These little girls dressed in colourful attire, are singing ‘Banaste Dakila Gaja’ to celebrate the festival.
Bhubaneswar: It is that part of the year when Odia women come together to celebrate Raja- the three-day extravaganza with friends and family members. But this time, the festivities are quite somber owing to the social distancing norms in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. Raja, which is a unique festival that celebrates womanhood, is among the […]
Bhubaneswar: The three-day Raja Parba, Odisha’s traditional festival celebrating womanhood, kicked off with much fanfare and enthusiasm across the State on occasion of the Pahili Raja today. Also termed as the festival of harvest, the celebration of Raja, is necessarily meant to give rest to woman and mother earth as a mark of adulation for […]
Bhubaneswar: Banaste Dakila Gaja…. it’s once again that time of the year when Odia women come together to celebrate Raja- the three day extravaganza with pithas, paans and swings Decked up in their best attires and donning their choicest jewellery, women of all ages were today seen all geared up to make the best out […]
Bhubaneswar: Amidst the ongoing debate and social campaign over proper name of the festival – Raja, Odisha is all set to celebrate the Pahili Raja tomorrow with pomp and grandeur. From villages to cities, the preparations for festival have almost reached its final stages with girls busy in doing last minute shopping for the three-day […]