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Pahili Day 2023: Date, History, Significance

Pahili Day 2023: Date, History, Significance – Every year, Pahili Raja is celebrated on June 14. Raja Parba (ରଜ ପର୍ବ), also known as Mithuna Sankranti, is a three-day-long festival of womanhood observed in Odisha, India. The day aims to celebrate menstruation and womanhood.

  • The 2nd day of the festival represents the beginning of the solar month of Mithuna from, which the season of rain starts

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Pahili Day 2023: History

  • It is said that the mother Goddess Earth or the divine wife of Lord Vishnu undergoes menstruation during the first three days.
  • The 4th day is called Vasumati Snana, or the ceremonial bath of Bhudevi.
  • The Raja term was introduced from the Sanskrit word ‘Rajas’ which means menstruation and when a woman menstruates, she is called ‘Rajaswala’ or a menstruating woman.
  • A silver idol of Bhudevi is still found in the Puri Temple beside Lord Jagannath.

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Pahili Day 2023: Dates

2023June 14thWednesday
2024June 14thFriday
2025June 14thSaturday
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2027June 14thMonday

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Pahili Day 2023: FAQ

What is Raja in Odisha?

Raja is one of the most important festivals in Odisha state. It honors womanhood.

Why do people celebrate Kumar Purnima?

Kumar Purnima marks the birthday of the goddess Laxmi, a primary Hindu deity.

Who founded Odisha?

Prince Kalinga founded Odisha.


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