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Celebration of Raja Festival by the Children of CCI at G.Udayagiri, Kandhamal.

Raja is one of the Cultural Festival of Odisha. The speciality of this festival is that it not only celebrates the womanhood but it also celebrates the happiness of the earth being fertile. It is celebrated for Bhudevi or earth. As per Mythology It is believed in Odisha that the divine wife of Lord Jagannath (Vishnu) is known as Bhudevi and she undergoes her menstrual cycle during this period before the onset of rains.The word ‘Raja’ derived from a Sanskrit word Rajaswala means a menstruating woman.

The Children of SMSS celebrated Raja Festival by wearing new dresses, grooming themselves, singing songs, Playing Raja doli and eating delicious cakes of Odisha Known as Poda Pitha.