Shesha Raja is the last day of Raja Sankranti festival celebrations in Odisha. In 2013, Shesha Raja date is June 16.
The most important festival of Orissa, Raja is commonly associated with the farming community and celebrated during the onset of the monsoon. The Raja Sankranti also known as Mithun Sankranti, falls on the first day of Asadha Month (June) from which the rainy season starts, thus moistening the summer parched soil and making it ready for productivity.
Generally, Sesha Raja marks the end of Raja Sankranti festival. But in some places, the fourth day of festival is celebrated as ‘Basumata Puja’