Raja Parab is an important agricultural festival observed in Keonjhar District
. It is celebrated from the last day of the month of Jyastha called Pahili Raja up to the 2nd day of the month of Asadha, known as Bhuindahan. During these days, the Mother Earth is supposed to be under menstruation and all the agricultural operations are also suspended for the period. Various kinds of dishes, pithas or rice cakes and sweets are prepared during the festival and people pass the time in feasting and merry making. Raja Parab Festival ends on the day following Bhumidahan.