The advent of monsoon is welcomed by celebrating the joyous festival of 'Rajo'. It is being arranged for three days by the villagers. Though celebrated all over the state in Odisha, it is more enthusiastically observed in the districts of Cuttack, Puri and Balasore. The first day is called "Pahili Raja" (Prior Raja), second is "Raja" (Proper Raja) and third is "Basi Raja" (Past Raja). During the festival all agricultural operations remain suspended. In the festival, swings are being arranged of different varieties, such as 'Ram Doli', 'Charki Doli', 'Pata Doli', 'Dandi Doli'. Girls scatter beauty, grace and music all around, and enjoy the swings during the festival. The special variety of cake prepared out of recipes like rice-powder, molasses, coconut, camphor, ghee etc. goes in the name of "Poda Pitha" (burnt cake). The size of the cake varies according to the number of family members. Cakes are also exchanged among relatives and friends.
Raksha Panchami is one of the most important festivals in Puri district of Odisha. It is being observed on the fifth day in second half during the month of 'Shravana'. 'Raksha Panchami' is popularly celebrated as 'Rekha Panchami' in many places in Odisha. During Rekha Panchami, Lord Bhairava, one of the forms of Lord Shiva is worshipped. Rekha Panchami (Rekha ~line is drawn) is celebrated to be protected of wild animals like tiger, wolf and wild dogs.
Ramman is a form of traditional ritual theatre celebrated every year in the courtyard of the temple of Bhumiyal Devta situated in Saloor Dungra Village in Painkhanda valley of Chamoli district, Uttarakhand, India.
Ratha Yatra (Car Festival) is associated with Lord Jagannath, held at Puri in the state of Odisha, India. Ratha yatra, the Festival of Chariot celebrated every year at Puri, the temple town in Odisha, on the second day of shukla pakshya (waxing cycle of moon) of Ashadh Maas (3rd month in Lunar Calendar). Most of the city's society is based around the worship of Jagannath with the ancient temple being the fulcrum of the area.
Rathwa ni Geri is a tribal dance of Rathwa community in Gujarat. It is found in the areas of Vadodara district and Panhcmahal Districts, belonging to the south eastern parts of the state of Gujarat.
Revathi Pattathanam is an annual assembly of scholars held at the Tali temple in Calicut, Kerala. The word pattathanam itself means bhatt sthanam or position of Bhatt, the title that was conferred on the winners.
In Goa, there is ample evidence which throws light on the movement of prehistoric tribes in the Mhadei and the Dudhsagar valleys. In the year 1999, Mauxi, a beautiful village of Sattari taluka situated at a distance of 4 km from Valpoi, was in the limelight when a rock engraving site was discovered here. Mauxi, a thick jungle and part of the Sahyadri, not only provided wild fruits, roots, tubers and other edible forest products but also was a source of small game for hunting and fishing due to the perennial water source. Hence the place provided a congenial habitat for prehistoric man who also fashioned tools out of the stone in the area.
Dhandole is a small hamlet of Rivon village of Sanguem, where there is one area locally known as Panasaimol. Etymologically, the name suggests that once upon a time this area was full of jackfruits. In May 1993, Panasaimol came to light when researchers discovered the first evidence of rock art in Goa's Western Ghats.