15 September 2018

Festival of Nuakhai being celebrated in Odisha

Festival of Nuakhai being celebrated in Odisha

The festival of Nuakhai is being celebrated in Odisha. During this harvest festival of western Odisha, new produce Nabannis offered to presiding deities. After offering the Nabann, people relish different types of delicacies prepared from the newly harvested crop.

The Nuakhai Juhar is a major ritual of the festival, during which greetings are exchanged with friends, relatives, and well-wishers. The origins of the festival are said to date all the way back to the Vedic ages, the first records of its existence are believed to be from the 12th century when a certain Raja Ramai Deo saw agriculture as an important entity in maintaining the cohesiveness of a societal arrangement.

Source-News on Air

Static/Current Takeaways Important for Indian Bank PO Exam 2018- 
  • Chief Minister of OdishaNaveen Patnaik
  • Governor of OdishaProfessor Ganeshi Lal

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