Western Odisha districts celebrating Agrarian festival ‘Nuakhai’

Agrarian festival ‘Nuakhai’ celebrated by western Odisha districts 

The much-awaited day, Agrarian festival Nuakhai, for the people of western Odisha districts came with much pomp and gaiety. The major agrarian festival of this region is being celebrated in every nook and corner collectively with much fanfare and religious fervour. People offer the newly harvested crop called Nabanha to their respective presiding deities.

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also greeted people and prayed for peace and prosperity. International sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik through his sand sculpture has wished people.

Devotees in large numbers thronged the Samaleswari temple to witness the ‘Nabanna Lagi’ ceremony and seek blessings of the goddess.

 

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