Girls play swings tied on tree branches whereas aged ladies play Cards and Ludo. Classical dance Gotipua Mahari Odissi. Irrawaddy Dolphins Chilika is perhaps the only place these critically endangered dolphins are found in numbers. The three day fest begins with a prologue when on the eve of Pahili Raja 1 st day of Raja , termed as Sajabaja, which means getting prepared to celebrate, adolescent girls bathe with haldi, put on alta red liquid used on the edge of the feet wear new clothes and adorn kumkum on the forehead. Songs specially meant for the festival speak of love, affection, respect, social behaviour and everything of social order that comes to the minds of the singers.
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During all the three consecutive days they are seen in the best of dresses and decorations, eating cakes and rich food at dankranti houses of friends and relatives, spending long cheery hours, moving up and down on improvised swings, rending the village sky with their merry impromptu songs. Chilika is perhaps the only place these critically endangered dolphins are found in numbers.
Like all other festivals in Odisha which have always been in sync with nature, Raja celebration has deeper connotations that reflect the strong correlation of mankind with mother nature and helps build a value system.
It is similar to Ambubachi Mela. During these three days women and girls take rest from work and wear new SareeAlata, and ornaments. Mithuna Sankranti – June 15 Saturday. Banaste dakila Gaja, barasake thare aasichhi Raja, asichi raja lo gheni nua sajabaja’ meaning the Raja carnival has come with the pomp and pleasure of newness. Odisha is a land of photogenic Just as the earth prepares itself to quench its thirst by the incoming rain the unmarried girls of the family are groomed for impeding matrimony through this festival.
Though celebrated all over the state it is more enthusiastically observed in the districts of Cuttack, Puri and Balasore.
On the day early in the morning, mother earth is revered near the Tulsi plant following which farmers start ploughing the fields and begin the process of cultivation with the belief that they will reap a good produce.
All people abstain from walking barefoot on rajja. Mithuna Sankranti – A Reflection of Indian Customs and Traditions Unmarried girls dress in beautiful attire and celebrate Raja Parba along with their friends and family. Trekking Sweat it out through the pathless hillocks, the deep valleys, the mountainous You would see the environment come Raja Dholi Khela is an interesting event observed as a part of rama festival in Odisha during which girls wishing for a good husband get onto swings.
As all agricultural activities remain suspended and a joyous atmosphere pervades, the young men of the village keep themselves busy in various types of country games, the most favourite being ‘Kabadi’. Light and Sound Show, Dhauli.
Tenders Tourism Policy Notification Contact. Peculiarly, bathing for the rest two days is prohibited. While women are made to spend time on swings, eat well, wear new clothes, mother rajw is also left to remain idle. The term Raja came from Rajaswala meaning a menstruating womanand in medieval times the festival became more popular as an agricultural holiday marking the worship of Bhudeviwho is the wife of lord Jagannath.
Since during periods women are sqnkranti not to be touching deities, during these three days also, they are restricted to do puja. The Crab Curry Forget the shellers; Enrich your finger-licking experience on the spicy Crabs of chilika. Songs specially meant for the festival speak of love, affection, respect, social behaviour and everything of social order that comes to the minds of the singers.
Peculiarly, bathing for the rest two days is prohibited.
Unmarried girls decorate themselves with raka fashion or traditional Saree and Alatha in feet. Classical dance Gotipua Mahari Odissi.
Generally various Pithas are made of which Podapithaand Chakuli Pitha are main. Celebrate women and womanhood, but not only for three or four days a year, treat them with respect and care throughout. Sankarnti Pakhala Feel the smoothness of Yoghurt-infused rice with an assortment of fritters. The Raja gita a folk song sung by the people is:.