The holy month of Kartik has ended and the day of Chhadakhai is warmly welcomed and celebrated by people of Odisha.
Chhadakhai unleashes a long and famed trail of gastronomic delights with unmatched liveliness across households.
The thronging crowds jostle for space in front of the mutton shop, chicken, egg and fish market during this time. Fish has always remained close to the Odia palate since ancient times.
Rural belt strongly believe that one is reborn as a crane if one doesn’t adhere to the customs of Chhadakhai; this is the reason every Odia loves to delve into the lavish gastronomic fanfare.
Not only is this festival celebrated in the state and nation but also across the Odia diaspora around the world.
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