Odisha is celebrating ‘Maha Visubha Sankranti’- the ‘Odia New year’ today.
The pana sankranti or the Odia new year marks the introduction of new panjika (Odia almanac).
The panjika is prepared as per solar calendar and incorporates the auspicious dates, times, the sun rise and sunset timing, the stars and their movements.
As per rituals the panjika is offered to Lord Jagannath.
On the day the Odia people celebrate by drinking pana, a sweet-sour drink made with wood apple.