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Culture of Orissa

The marvels of the konark (Sun temple), the sanctum sanctorum at Puri,the aquatic habitat at Chilka and the art of Oddisi all these togather speak about the exemplary socio-cultural tradition of Orissa.

Orissa excells in rural craftsmanship.the artists herein carve traditional stone and wood sculptures, etch palm leaves with intricate sacred designs, paint elaborate canvases with scenes from the ancient Indian epics with great dexterity. The value of Sambalpuri sari is of great importance in national as well as international markets owing to its high quality fabrics and designs.

The god fearing people of the state celebrate numerous festivals with joy and ecstasy. The most important festivals of the state are: Makar Sankranti, Maha Shivaratri, Chaitra Parba, Ratha Yatra, Durga Puja, Laxmi Puja, Raja Parba, Muhharam, Id, Christmas and fairs like Bali Yatra, Dhanu Yatra and Konark Festival etc. Above all it is the warmth and hospitality of the Oriya people that makes Orissa one of the ideal states of India.
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