Samaleswari offered Nabanna in S’pur

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Samaleswari offered Nabanna in S’pur

Saturday, 15 September 2018 | PNS | SAMBALPUR

Festive fervor gripped the whole of western Odisha on Friday as people from all walks of life celebrated the Nuakhai, the agrarian festival, with much enthusiasm and devotion.

As per the tradition, Nabanna (newly-harvested rice) was offered to Maa Samaleswari, the presiding deity of Sambalpur at around 8.40 am on Friday. Later, the temple door was thrown open to devotees for darshan. Hundreds of devotees made a beeline to the temple to offer prayer to the goddess and took Navanna to their respective houses.

The Navanna was also offered to deities in popular Peethas of western Odisha like Pataneswari, Lankeswari and Sureswari.

After the Navanna ritual, family members cooked the new rice with milk, sugar and other traditional items and ate the same together.

Nuakhai, which is observed to welcome the new rice of the season, was also celebrated in other western Odisha districts like Sundergarh, Kalahandi, Balangir, Bargarh, Subarnapur, Deogarh, Jharsuguda and Boudh. On the occasion, younger members of the family seek blessings from their elder ones in their house and in the locality. People also greet each other, a ritual called Nuakhai Bhet.

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