MALKANGIRI TRIBAL MOTHERS & WOMEN ARE OBSERVED PUA JUINTIA (YAMA RAJ) FESTIVAL ON SATURDAY NIGHT.
Malkangiri district's Tribal women celebrated Pua Juintia festival (Yamaraj Osha) on Saturday night.
The tribal mothers observed the festival with religious fervor and fast throughout the day praying for the long lives and betterment of their children. The festival which celebrates the bond between the mother and children, Lord Yamaraj (Pua Juintia Osha) is worshiped at the open space, on the auspicious day. A group of mothers gathers and worships Lord Yamraj with green grass, White rice, coco nuts, banana, muddy hoers, and offers khai and munga ladu.
This festival is being celebrated for two days. Mothers are performed puja. they remained on fast and did not even take water.this festival observed in also Kalimela, Podia , Motu, MV79, Korkonda, Chitrakonda, K.Gumma, Khairput, Gobandapalli, Mathili, tribal villages .