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...

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...

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...

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...

Chaitra Parba Festival of Odisha

The Chaitra Parva Chhau Festival is a significant festival for the people of Odisha, which continues for three successive days. It is observed...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Nuakhai Festival of Odisha

The most important festival of western Odisha comprising the districts of Sambalpur, Bolangir, Sundargarh, Kalahandi and some areas of Phulbani, is Nuakhia. Generally...

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...

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...

Rakhi Purnima – Gahma Purnima – Jhulan Purnima

The full-moon day in the month of Shravana (August) is known as Gahma Purnima or Go Purnima. In the Hindu tradition even the...

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...

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...