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Pahili Raja, Mithun Sankranti

June 14, 2021 - June 16, 2021

Pahili Raja or Raja or Raja Parba or Mithun Sankranti is a festival of womanhood celebrated mainly in Odisha state in India. This is 3-4 days festival. The second day Raja Sankranti of the festival signifies beginning of the solar month of Mithun (Gemini zodiac) from, which the season of rains starts. 3rd day is Basi Raja. On 4th day, women bathe the grinding stone as a symbol of mother earth with turmeric paste, adore with flowers and offer all types of fruits.

Women are given break from their household work. They play indoor and outdoor games. This festival is to prepare the earth for the coming rain.

This festival is also known as Swing Festival

  • 14th June: Masant, 1st Raja
  • 15th June: Raja Sankranti
  • 16th June: Bhudaha, Sitala Sashthi, Skanda Sasthi
  • 17th June: Basumati Snan




June 14, 2021
June 16, 2021
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New Zealand
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Auckland,New Zealand


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