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Sitala Shashti Festival of Odisha

This particular festival strictly prevalent among the Brahmins of Odisha is generally observed in Brahmin villages, popularly known as Sasans or in towns...

Janmashtami Festival of Odisha

The birthday of Lord Krishna, the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, is celebrated as Janmastami. It falls on the eighth day of the...
diwali

Diwali in Odisha – Experience new way of celebrating festival Deepavali

Diwali or Deepavali is an unique way of celebrating and considered to be an auspicious day in Odisha is the calling of ancestors' souls...

Dol Jatra Celebration at Lord Jagannath Temple Puri

Dola Yatra from Lord Jagannath temple Puri to Dolabedi, Jagannath (substitute) Dolagobinda, along with Maa Laxmi & Swarasati going to play holi at Dolabadi...

Kaktpur Jhamu Yatra Mela in Puri

The Kaktpur Jhamu Yatra Mela in Puri district is among the popular festivals in this region. Jhamu Yatra is the most significant procession of...

Nuakhai Celebrated all over Western Odisha with Great Joy

Nuakhai is the most important festival of western Odisha districts of Sambalpur, Balangir, Sundargarh, Kalahandi and Phulbani. Generally it takes place in the bright...

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...
utkala-dibasa

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...

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...

Akshyaya Trutiya

This is exclusively an agricultural festival held on the third day of the Hindu year. On this day the farmer ceremonially starts sowing...

Rama Navami Festival of Odisha

The birthday of Lord Rama is observed as Ramanavami on the ninth day of the light half of the month of Chaitra. Though...

Ratha Yatra

The supreme festival in Puri is the Rath yatra or Car Festival, of all the fiestas of the year, which honors the voyage...

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...

Makar Sankranti : Most Auspicious Day of Hindus

The traditional Indian Calendar is based on lunar positions but Sankranti is a solar event. So while dates of all Hindu festivals keep changing...

Konark Dance & Music Festival of Odisha

Konark Music and Dance Festival is one of the most rocking festivities of Odisha, celebrated with much gusto and enthusiasm. It usually takes...

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...

Chandan Yatra from Akshaya Tritiya – Beginning of Rath Yatra

Chandan Yatra Starts from today (Akshaya Tritiya). This auspicious day also marks the beginning of the construction of the Rathas (Chariots of Maha Prabhu). Chandan Yatra...

Durga Puja – Dussehra Festival of Odisha

The holy scriptures testify that on this day Rama killed Ravana and his victory was celebrated. Therefore, it is also called 'Vijaya Dasami'....