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Raja celebrations in Odisha with decorated swings and eating pithas

Raja celebrations began in Odisha with girls celebrating the festival by wearing new clothes, playing on decorated swings and eating pithas. Traditional pithas being focus of...

Deepavali – Kali Puja Festival of Odisha

The quiet month of Kartika climaxes on the Deepavali night in the festival of lamps. It is the last day of the dark...
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Utkala Dibasa – 1st April 1936 the state of Odisha was...

Utkala Dibasa - On 1st April 1936, the state of Odisha was formed and to remember the contributions and sacrifices made by the people of...

Dolo Purnima – Holi Festival of Odisha

Dola Purnima or Holi is a popular festival in the coastal districts of Odisha. It is the full-moon day in the month of...

5 Festivals Only Celebrated in Odisha

We at Odisha celebrate 13 big festivals in the 12 months of a year. However, some of the festivals are only celebrated with pump...

Hingula Yatra Festival of Odisha

Most of the festivals prevalent among the low-caste Hindus are either associated with the worship of Shakti or Shiva It is believed to...

Odisha celebrates Pana Sankranti and Odia New Year

Pana Sankranti or Bisuba Sankranti in odisha celebrated as Odia New Year. Pana Sankranti 2017 date is 14th April. In Odisha, Bisuba Sankranti or Pana...

Raja Sankranti Festival in Odisha

Raja Sankranti (Swing festival) or Mithuna Sankranti is the first day of the month of Asara (June-July) from which the season of rains starts....

Sabitri Brata 2016 date in Odisha | Tithi | Puja Process...

Sabitri Brata in Odisha Date is 4th June 2016 Amavasya Tithi Begins = 11:49 on 4/Jun/2016 Amavasya Tithi Ends = 08:29 on 5/Jun/2016 Sabitri Brata is observed...

Odia festivals 2016 dates in Odisha

Here is the Odia Festival Dates in 2016 according to odia calendar. List of Oriya Festivals and Holidays in year 2016. This is a list of...

Kartika Purnima Festival of Odisha

The whole month of Kartika (October-November) is considered to be the most sacred among all the twelve months of the year. During this month...

Kumara Purnima Festival of Odisha

Kumara Purnima is celebrated across Odisha by unmarried girls who long for a good life partner. During this festival, spinsters known as 'Kumari', get up...

Manikeswari Chhattar Jatara traditional festival of Kalahandi, Odisha

Manikeswari Chhattar Jatara a traditional festival celebrated by people of Kalahandi, Odisha. More than thousands animal are sacrificed during Bijaya Yatra of the festival. Nearly 1...

Samba Dasami Festival of Odisha, rituals dedicated to Lord Surya

Samba Dasami is a unique ritual observed in the 10th day of Paush month in Odisha as per traditional Oriya calendar. On the day...

Bisuva Sankranti Festival of Odisha

In India the months and years are counted on the basis of lunar or solar movements. According to the solar system the month...

Ravana Podi celebrations in Odisha

Ravana Podi celebrations in Odisha came to a fiery end with burning of life-size effigies of demon-king Ravan across the state in Dussehra day. Ravana...

Maha Shivaratri Festival of Odisha

Every deity in the Hindu pantheon has a particular day dedicated to Him and that day is considered most sacred and auspicious to...

Debasnana Purnima – Snana Yatra

Debasnana Purnima or Snana Yatra is exclusively a festival of Lord Jagannath and is said to be one of the oldest. According to...