Tag: Raja Festival

Raja fever grips Rocking Star Yash's family! Fans from Odisha go gaga
Raja fever grips Rocking Star Yash's family! Fans from Odisha go gaga

As a mark of respect towards the Earth, people across the state celebrate to revere womanhood or female menstruation. The term Raja comes from the Sanskrit word ‘Rajas‘, which means menstruation, and when a woman menstruates, she is called ‘Rajaswala‘ or a menstruating woman.

  • Thursday, 16 June 2022
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Girls soak on end in the festive Raja spirit

Even in 21st century, people even refrain from talking about periods, mostly assuming that such conversations may invite discomfort to the listener. A menstruating woman is considered impure in many parts of India even today. 

  • Tuesday, 14 June 2022
Raja festival in Odisha
Raja Festival: Banaste Dakila Gaja..

Raja Parba is a three-day unique festival celebrated in Odisha to raise a toast to womanhood and nature. To know more on celebration of the annual fest, take a quick glance at these pictures.

  • Tuesday, 14 June 2022
OTDC rolls out ‘Pitha on Wheels’ for Raja Festival
OTDC rolls out ‘Pitha on Wheels’ for Raja Festival

In a bid to help the denizens of Bhubaneswar relish delicious ‘Odia pithas’ on the occasion of the famous festival, the Odisha Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC) has launched 'Pitha on Wheels'

  • Tuesday, 14 June 2022
A Puri village celebrates Raja ‘Kandhei Bahaghara’ way

Puri: When the entire State is celebrating Raja festival, which marks menstruation of Mother Earth, with mouth-watering Pithas, swings and special paans, residents of Kundeswar village in Puri district have their own unique tradition to mark the three-day extravaganza. As per their tradition, young girls and women of Kundeswar village performed Kandhei Bahaghara (doll marriage) […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Paan, an integral part of Raja festival

Bhubaneswar: The three-day Raja festival cannot be complete without the paan, the mouth freshener in its sweet form. Though an addiction for many, the betel leaf freshener wrapping many ingredients, is much sought after particularly during Raja. In Odisha, paan shops are found in aplenty but there are a few who specialise in Raja Paan […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Doll wedding during Raja festival in Puri

Puri: Kandhei Bahaghara (Doll marriage) was performed on the occasion of Raja festival at Kundeshwar village in Kakatpur of Puri district today. Two dolls were decorated as bride and groom as per tradition. A marriage procession of the two dolls was held in the village after which the marriage was solemnised as per the Vedic […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Raja Festival : Odisha’s unique fest to raise toast to womanhood & Nature

Bhubaneswar: Raja as a festival holds much deeper significance than just an occasion to wear new and eat good. Like all other festivals in Odisha which have always been in sync with nature, Raja festival has deeper connotations that reflect the strong correlation of mankind with mother nature and helps build a value system. Since […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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Teasers of 'Sister Sridevi', 'Abhaya' released

Bhubaneswar:  Teasers of Tarang Cine Production’s much-awaited Odia movies–Sister Sridevi and Abhaya were released today. Both the films, from the same stable, are set to hit the theaters together on Raja festival. With a catchy and unique title Sister Sridevi is expected to win audiences heart with a surprise package of chocolate boy Babushan Mohanty […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Tarang gets set to entertain audience with 2 movies this Raja

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: Here’s some good news for Odia movie lovers. Tarang Cine Productions, the leading movie maker of the State, will be coming up with two high voltage Odia flicks during upcoming Raja festival. The mahurat of ‘Sister Sridevi’ starring Babushan and debutant Shibani was held at Gadgadia temple in Cuttack, in presence of the crew […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Shops Sealed
5 Shops Sealed In Bhubaneswar For Flouting Covid-19 Norms

At least five shops opened on the occasion of Raja festival in violation of Covid-19 restrictions, were sealed in Bhubaneswar on Monday.

  • Monday, 14 June 2021
Different Versions of Poda Pitha
Poda Pitha: The Essence Of Raja Festival

Poda Pitha is a unique and authentic dish of Odia tradition which is especially made during the Raja Festival. It is said Poda Pitha is the essence of Raj Fesitval and without it, the festival is tasteless and colourless. There are many variations of poda pitha and every Odia household has a unique recipe of its own.

  • Monday, 14 June 2021
Young girls play swing at their homes in Bhubaneswar.
Colours Of Raja In The Shadow Of Pandemic

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.

  • Monday, 14 June 2021
Pitha On Wheels
OTDC Launches 'Pitha On Wheels' For Raja Festival Amid Covid Pandemic

The second wave of Covid-19 has dampened the spirit of Raja festival in Odisha. With the three-day festival starting on Monday, people have no scope to enjoy the festival outdoors as mostly they will be confined inside their houses due to Covid-19 induced lockdown

  • Sunday, 13 June 2021
Odisha’s own Raja Parba that celebrates womanhood, kicks off with Pahili Raja

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 […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021