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    Raja - The celebration of womanhood in Odisha

    Raja Parva or Raja Festival is celebrated in the state of Odisha in the middle of June every year. The word Raja is derived from a Sanskrit word "Rajaswala", which means a menstruating woman. It is a three-day-long celebration of menstruation and womanhood. It is believed that the Earth Goddess (Bhudevi or Basumati), the consort of Lord Jagannatha (Vishnu), undergoes menstruation during...

    • 4 weeks ago

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