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...
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