Bhai Juntia Festival is famous in Sambalpur.
This festival is common mostly in the regions of western Odisha. On this occasion, girls and women observe a whole day fast for seeking the blessings of Goddess Durga for long life of their brothers(Bhai).Bhai Juntia Festival is the regional festival of Odisha.
This festival celebration the two brothers and sisters is observed in Orissa. Bhai Juntia Festival is observed in the different parts of Orissa on Tuesday. The women of all ages wished for their brothers' long life and prosperity by touching their forehead with a bunch of grass locally called Durba and a morsel of rice.The festival also presented by the married women with a happy opportunity to visit their father's place.
The Bhai Juntia Festival is observed every year on Durga Astami. The married and unmarried women keep a fast throughout the day. They offer special Puja before Goodess Durga and prepare a bunch of grass of about 108 strands and a morsel of rice on Monday. They break their fast with the fruits and non vegetated food items only after the ritual is over.It is a festival where the brothers and sisters also exchange new clothes and gifts on the occasion and enjoy this day.