Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the people of Odisha on the occasion of Raja Parba, a festival celebrating womanhood.
“Best wishes on the auspicious occasion of Raja Parba. I pray for the good health and well-being of everyone,” PM Modi wrote on Twitter.
Raja Parba is a three-day-long festival. The second day of the festival signifies the beginning of the month of Mithuna, marking the arrival of rainy season.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated the people of his state and wrote in Odia, “…This is our unique tradition of honoring Basudha (Earth), nature and the greatness of women. Celebrate it at home with family members in times of crisis.”