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Nuakhai Juhar    

13th September, 2021 Culture and Heritage

 

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Context

  • The Prime Minister has greeted the nation on the auspicious occasion of Nukhai.

 

About

  • Nuakhai Juhar is harvesting festival of Odisha.
  • Nuakhai is a combination of two words, 'nua' meaning new and 'khai' means eat, it thus signifies "eating of new rice".
  • People worship food grain on this auspicious day.
  • The farmers offer the first produce from their lands to Goddess Samaleswari, the famous mother goddess of Sambalpur district of the state.

 

https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1754240