Padampur, May 15: Akshaya Tritiya is exclusively an agricultural festival celebrated across the state. On this day the farmers ceremonially start sowing seeds in their field.
Farmers in Bargarh’s Padmapur area celebrated the festival in their traditional ways. They sing ‘Halia Geeta’ ( a song dedicated to farmers) and begin the farming process.
Farmers wear new clothes and carry the seeds in new baskets in the early morning and make offerings to Goddess Laxmi. Then they sow seeds ceremonially praying to the goddess for a rich bumper crop.
Akshaya Tritiya is one of the most auspicious days celebrated by Hindus across the country. As per the Hindu calendar, Akshaya Tritiya is observed on Shukla Paksha Tritiya during the bright half of the Vaishakha lunar month.