Sudarsan Pattnaik wishes Nuakhai Juhar through amazing sand art—PICS

Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik took to Twitter and wished the people of Odisha a very happy Nuakhai Juhar.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Aug 26, 2017, 11:29 AM IST
Sudarsan Pattnaik wishes Nuakhai Juhar through amazing sand art—PICS
Image Courtesy: twitter@sudarsansand

New Delhi: Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik took to Twitter and wished the people of Odisha a very happy Nuakhai Juhar.

Nuakhai is the harvest festival of Odisha wherein farmers are in possession of new rice of the season. They offer the first produce of their respective lands to Goddess Samaleswari and then consume it personally. It is one of the major festivals celebrated widely in the state. 

There is a famous Samleswari Temple in Odisha dedicated to Maa Samleswari. The presiding deity of Sambalpur, Shree Shree Samaleswari is a strong religious force in western part of Odisha and Chhattisgarh.

Here is the beautiful sand art by Sudarsan Pattnaik as shared on Twitter:

Nuakhai is the chief festival of Western Odisha.