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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....

Chitou Amavasya Festival of Odisha

As Lord Jagannath is the presiding deity of Orissa. Many of His festivals are also devotionally followed in Oriya households. Chitalagi or Chitou Amavasya...

Sume Gelirak Festival of Odisha

The Bondas of Koraput are an interesting primitive tribe. They live on hill-tops and lead a secluded life. Their interaction with other tribes...

Ashokastami Festival of Odisha

Ashokastami is one of the important festivals dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Shakti, the mother Goddess. Ashokastami is celebrated in Eastern India...

Maghe Parab

The most important festival of the Ho, Oraon, Kisan and Kol tribes is known as Magha Parab, which is a harvest festival. The...

Baseli Puja – Chaiti Ghoda Festival of Odisha

Baseli Puja is also known as Chaiti Ghoda. In the month of Chaitra there is an exclusive festival for the bonafide fishermen community...

Nabakalebara

Related to the car-festival, an important festival known as 'Nava Kalebara' is held once in every twelve to nineteen years according to the calculation...

Sabitri Brata Festival of Odisha

Download the Sabitri Osa Katha Ebook Savitri Brata or Savitri Amavasya is a fasting day observed by all Hindu Oriya married women on the Amavasya,...

2014 VS 2015 Famous Durga Puja Pandals from Bhubaneswar

Durga Puja had always been a major attraction in Odisha, Varied themes and multi-coloured light decorations are all set to make this year’s biggest festive...

Makara Sankranti Festival of Odisha

The orbit of the Earth round the Sun is known as Kranti Brutta (Circle of Movement). It takes full one year for the...

Chandan Yatra

Chandan Yatra marks the conclusion of the cycle of religious festivals observed in the famous shrine of Lord Jagannth at Puri followed by...

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...

Shivaratri 2015 Date in Odisha

In Odisha Shivaratri will celebrate  on 17th February 2015 (Tuesday). Festival of Maha Shivaratri is celebrated with devotion and enthusiasm in the Odisha. Major centres...

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...

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...

Lakshmi Puja Festival of Odisha

With the harvest brought home the farmers feel greatly satisfied with the yield. After six months of toil in the field, they fill...

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...

Ganesh Puja

The day dedicated to the worship of Ganesha, the elephant-headed son of Shiva is known as Ganesha Chaturthi which is the fourth day...