Sambalpur: Festive intensity grasped western Odisha today as individuals from all kinds of different backgrounds observed Nuakhai, the agrarian celebration, with much excitement and dedication.
According to the custom, Navanna (recently collected rice) was offered to Maa Samaleswari, the managing god of Sambalpur at around 8.40 AM today. Afterward, the sanctuary entryway was tossed open to lovers for Darshan. Many fans made a straight shot to the sanctuary to offer supplication to the goddess and took Navanna to their particular houses. Navanna was additionally offered to gods in prevalent Peethas of western Odisha like Pataneswari, Lankeswari and Sureswari.
After the Navanna custom, relatives cooked the new rice with drain, sugar and other customary things and eat the same together.
Nuakhai, which is seen to welcome the new rice of the season, is praised in western Odisha regions like Sambalpur, Sundergarh, Kalahandi, Balangir, Bargarh, Subarnapur, Deogarh, Jharsuguda and Boudh.
On the event, more youthful individuals from the family look for gifts from their senior ones in theier house and in the region. Individuals likewise welcome each other, a custom called Nuakhai Bhet.