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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.

Raja Festival: Celebration Of Menstruation and Womanhood
Raja Festival: Celebration Of Menstruation and Womanhood

This festival of Odisha is celebrated for three days and this year Raja Parba is being celebrated from June 14 to June 16. The specialty of this festival is that women are accorded due respect and the festival is a reminder to consider periods or menstruation not a dirt but to be revered celebrated.

Raja celebrations in Odisha
In PICS: Colours of Raja In The Shadow Of Pandemic

It is believed, that both go through menstrual periods during the time and so festivities are marked to celebrate the occasion.

Traders In Odisha
Traders In Odisha Urge Govt To Ease Lockdown Curbs For Savitri Brata, Raja 

With two major festival of Odia calendar- Savitri Brata and Raja- round the corner, garment traders in Odisha have urged the State government to ease the lockdown norms for a few hours a day to run their business for the festive season.