Raja Sankranti 2020: What is Raja Sankranti? Know all facts about Raja Sankranti

Raja Sankranti 2020 Date: Raja Sankranti is one of the famous festival celebrated in Odisha. The Raja Sankranti is celebrated in the month of June. The wishes we share among our friends, relatives are Happy Raja Sankranti, Happy Raja festival. To know more about Raja Sankranti 2020 Date, what is Raja Sankranti look at the details below. 

Niranjani | Updated Jun 22, 2020 10:48 AM

Raja Sankranti 2020: What is Raja Sankranti? Know all facts about Raja Sankranti

What is Raja Sankranti?

Odisha, India 's eastern coastal state, is known for its rich heritage and culture. Apart from the Ratha Yatra, which takes place in June, Odia people also celebrate a special festival called Raja. It is a three-day festival devoted to Mother Earth (Bhuma Devi) and on the entire womanhood. The festivities start a day before Mithuna Sankranti and end two days later. The festival's first day is called Pahili Raja, the second is Mithuna Sankranti, and the third is called Bhu daha, or Basi Raja. The preparation starts one day before Pahili Raja, and it is called Sajabaja.

For the unmarried girls, it is primarily a time to prepare for their marriage. They follow different festival-related customs by eating nutritious food such as Podapitha.

List of other holidays in June 2020:

Date Holiday
14 June Pahili Raja
15 June YMA Day
15 June Raja Sankranti
23 June Remna Ni
23 June Rath Yatra
28 June Kharchi Puja

Raja Sankranti Dates:

This year Raja Sankranti Jayanti is celebrated on 15th June 2020. Now let's see when Raja Sankranti falls in the upcoming years.

2022: Raja Sankranti will be celebrated on 15 June 2022 (Wednesday)

2021: Raja Sankranti will be celebrated on 15 June 2021 (Tuesday)

2020: Raja Sankranti celebrated on 15 June 2020 (Monday)

What people will do during Raja Sankranti?

The festival's first day is with Pahili Raja. Raja Sankranti (right Raja) or Mithuna Sankranti is the second day, and Basi Raja (past Raja) is the third. Women will be given a break from household work and time to play indoor games during the three days. No farming takes place, and everybody abstains from walking barefoot on the earth. This is for preparing the earth for the rain to come. 

Unmarried girls will dress their feet in new clothes or wear traditional Saree and Alata (red dye). Both indoor and outdoor games during Raja are a popular pursuit. Girls enjoy swings tied to tree branches as they sing folk songs. There are different swing types, each with a name like 'Ram Doli,' 'Charki Doli, Pata Doli, and Dandi Doli. Women bathe the grinding stone on the final and fourth day, Vasumati Snana, as a sign of Bhumi, the earth's Hindu goddess, with turmeric paste and flowers. Mum Bhumi is offered all types of seasonal fruits.

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Raja Sankranti 2020 Date- FAQ

1. What is Raja Sankranti?

Odisha, India 's eastern coastal state, is known for its rich heritage and culture. Apart from the Ratha Yatra, which takes place in June, Odia people also celebrate a special festival called Raja. It is a three-day festival devoted to Mother Earth (Bhuma Devi) and on the entire womanhood.

2. At what day does Raja Sankranti 2021 is celebrated?

Raja Sankranti will be celebrated on 15 June 2021 (Tuesday).

3. When does Raja Sankranti 2022 is celebrated?

Raja Sankranti will be celebrated on 15 June 2022 (Wednesday).