Nuakhai is celebrated for years with great pomp & show in western Odisha districts of Sambalpur, Bargarh, Sundargarh, Kalahandi, Bolangir, Subarnapur, Deogarh, Jharsuguda and Boudh in order to welcome the new paddy crop. Before the festival was restricted to western Odisha but now the festival is celebrated not only in other parts of Odisha but also across the world by Odia people or community.
The festival is also referred to as Nuakhai Parab or Nuakahi Bhetghat it signifies the celebration of newly harvested produce.
The name Nuakhai comes from the combination of two words, ‘Nua’ meaning new and ‘Khai’ means to eat. Therefore, Nuakhai stands for eating new rice, further suggesting that the farmers in possession of newly harvested rice.
Every year like in other major festivals of Odisha like Durga Puja, Kali Puja, Ganesh Puja, Odia film and music makers comes up with Odia & Sambalpuri songs. Here we have made a list of songs that you must listen to and play on this occasion.
Nuakhai Festival Special Sambalpuri Songs –
Asa ame Nua Khaima – Special Nuakhai song from Chini Odia Movie
Nachima Ame Sambalpuri Nuakhai re go
Jhain Re – Chini Odia Movie featuring Amlan and Patrali
Teri Ankhen Jhuki Jhuki Sambalpuri Song
Kalabati Sambalpuri Full Album – Nuakhai Party Song
Kakhei Dhara mor Nilambara- Nuakhai Dance Song
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