‘Raja’ Celebrated With Gaiety Across Odisha


Bhubaneswar : The three-day Odia festival ‘Raja’ celebrated with gaiety across Odisha.

Girls and young women shun cooking and participate in merriment wearing new clothes and climb swings or play dice and card games. In rural areas, men too take part in the festivities with much fervour and don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate the festival with playing cards and Kabadi.

A special feature of the fete is sweet betel (Mitha Paan) which has a huge demand during the grand festival. Different kinds of Odia cuisines especially ‘Pithas’ like poda pitha, chakuli, Arisa, Kakera, Chhena poda and other sweet items double the fun of revellers.