13 Apr 2018

Belapana for Pana Sankranti

Bela Pana (Odia: ବେଲ ପଣା) is a drink made from bael (Aegle marmelos) fruit pulp, in the month of Chaitra and Boishakh, in Odisha. It is an antidote for sunstroke and a must in Odia New Year. It is also used for stomach problems.

Bela Pana is offered to God on the Pana Sankranti which is also know as Odia New Year. On this day, people also share Bela Pana, Khira Pana with friends and family. 

* All these photographs are taken by Surajit Mishra.

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