Marathi | HIndi

Epaper
Follow us:
Home > National > 3-day Nuakhai festival celebrated in Odisha
3-day Nuakhai festival celebrated in Odisha English.Lokmat.com

3-day Nuakhai festival celebrated in Odisha

Three-day Nuakhai festival was celebrated in Western Odisha on Monday. As a tradition, people worship deities as a mark of gratitude for bumper crop and good rain.
3-day Nuakhai festival celebrated in Odisha

Three-day Nuakhai festival was celebrated in Western Odisha on Monday. As a tradition, people worship deities as a mark of gratitude for bumper crop and good rain.

The festival that began on August 23, is also marked in parts of Chhattisgarh.

On this day, the younger members of the family greet each other and seek blessings from their elders; the ritual is called Nuakhai Bhet.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Governor of Odisha Prof Ganesh lal and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also greeted people on the occasion of Nuakhai.

This year, people celebrated it at home. Priests alone performed rituals at temples due to pandemic, all cultural programme and local folk dance programmes have been cancelled.

"This festival has been celebrated for many years. This time all the gathering in the temples is banned due to COVID-19, only priests are allowed to worship in the temple," Chief priest of Samaleswari Temple in Sambalpur told reporters.

( With inputs from ANI )

Disclaimer: This post has been auto-published from an agency feed without any modifications to the text and has not been reviewed by an editor

3-day Nuakhai festival celebrated in Odisha
Holding exams now can be risky, Aaditya Thackeray writes to PM Modi
India's longest river ropeway service launched in Guwahati
Delhi HC directs North DMC to release pension of retired employees by end of August
Karnataka govt preparing to implement National Education Policy: Deputy CM
Corona
Patients6835655
Died105526
Corona
Patients36,591,174
Died1,063,529
Corona
Coronavirus Live updates! Around the world