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Pana Sankranti

Chhatua Sankranti

Pana Sankranti, also known as Chhatua Sankranti, is a popular festival celebrated in Orissa. The festival marks the beginning of rainy season and of the cultivation cycle. On this particular day a small pot filled with 'pana' or sweet drink is hung on a basil (Tulsi) plant. There is a hole at the bottom of this pot; the water which falls from the pot represents rain. The flour of horse gram (chhatua) is consumed by the people of Orissa, after offering it to the Tulsi plant.

Updated on 31st March, 2015


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