Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today wished the people of the state on the occasion of Raja festival.
Taking to Twitter, Patnaik termed Raja, an unique tradition related with the blessings of mother earth for good crop cultivation and a festival being observed by girls and women, as a representative of Odia culture.
ଗଣପର୍ବ ରଜ ଅବସରରେ ସମସ୍ତଙ୍କୁ ମୋର ଆନ୍ତରିକ ଶୁଭେଚ୍ଛା। ଓଡ଼ିଆ ସଂସ୍କୃତି ଓ ପରମ୍ପରାର ପ୍ରତୀକ ଏହି ପର୍ବ ସମାଜରେ ଆନନ୍ଦ, ଉତ୍ସାହ ଓ ଉଲ୍ଲାସ ଭରିଦେଉ। ଏହି ଅବସରରେ ସମସ୍ତଙ୍କ ସୁଖ ଓ ମଙ୍ଗଳମୟ ଜୀବନ କାମନା କରୁଛି। #ରଜ pic.twitter.com/3kBqXlBhWy
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) June 14, 2022
Raja or Raja Parba falls on Mithuna Sankranti which is a three-day-long festival celebrated across Odisha.