Nuakhai Festival

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 1 September greeted the nation on the occasion of Nuakhai, a harvest festival. 


  • Nuakhai Zuhar is an agricultural festival, also known as Nuakhai Parab or Nuakhai Bhetghat.
  • It is celebrated in parts of Odisha and Chhattisgarh on the next day of Ganesh Chaturthi.

  • It is celebrated to welcome the new crop of the season.

  • Nuakhai is a combination of two words which denote eating new rice as 'Nua' means new and 'Khai' means food.

  • It is celebrated on the Panchami Tithi (fifth day) of the lunar fortnight of the month of Bhadrapada (August-September), the day after the Ganesh Chaturthi festival.

  • On this occasion, farmers offer the first produce from their land to the famous 'Goddess Mata' Devi Samleswari of Sambalpur district of Odisha.

  • Sambalpuri dances like Rasarkeli and Dalkhai can be seen in this festival.

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