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Shreekshetra Utsav – The Puri Festival

Puri is not just about spiritual quest and Lord Jagannath. It has a rich history, culture and tradition. While an average tourist knows...

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...

Saraswati Puja – Basanta Panchami

The day marked for the propitiation of Saraswati, the Goddess of learning is known as Sripanchami or Basanta Panchami. The words 'Sree' and...

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,...

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...

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...

Biswakarma Puja of Odisha

Biswakarma is known as the divine engineer since the Puranic age. As a mark of reverence He is still worshipped specially by the...

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...
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...

Ashokastami Festival of Lord Lingaraj 2014

Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar, Orissa. Ashoka Ashtami falls on the eighth day of the Chaitra month (Chaitra Shukla Astami), (March – April). This year,...

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...

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....

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...

karama Festival of Odisha

The Karma or Karam festival is widely prevalent among the tribal people of Sundargarh, Mayurbhanj, Sambalpur, Bolangir, Dhenkanal and Keonjhar. It is also...

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...

Dhanu Yatra Festival of Odisha

Dhanu Yatra relating to the episode of Lord Krishna's visit to Mathura to witness the ceremony of 'Bow' organised by Kansa as described...

Magha Saptami-Festival of Odisha

This festival is celebrated on the seventh day of the new moon of Magha. This is a day specifically set aside for the...

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...