People In Western Districts Of Odisha Today Celebrates Nuakhai Festival

Nuakhai

People in western districts of Odisha today celebrates Nuakhai festival, which marks eating newly harvested rice, with religious fervour and gaiety. On this day, people offer ‘Nabanna’ (new rice) out of newly harvested paddy crop to the deity amidst ‘Hulahuli’ (swaying of tongue generating a lilting sound by womenfolk), beating drums, cymbals and sounds of conch shells. After eating ‘Navanna’ bhog […]

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