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Festivals

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...

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...

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'....

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...

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...

Konark Festival

Date: 1st to 5th December Every Year Thirty five km. to the north-east of Puri lies the World Heritage Monument, the Sun Temple of...

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...

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...

Durga Puja Festival of Odisha

The cult of Shakti worship in Odisha is prevalent, both in the Tantric and non-Tantric forms, as can be realized from the festivals...

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...

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...

Puri Beach Festival

The Puri Beach Festival is an out and out fun lovers fest. Conducted by the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Odisha (HRAO), 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...

Kalinga Mahotsav

When people celebrate their heritages and ways of life, the spirit of revelry crosses languages, continents and cultures. And the Kalinga Mahotsav at...

Prathamastami Festival of Odisha

This is one of the most popular festivals of Orissa, peculiar to the region. This is the eighth day in the month of...

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...

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...

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...