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Ratha Yatra

Ratha Yatra or Car festival is the most important festival of Orissa. This festival commemorates the journey of Krishna from Gokul to Mathura. The festival commensurate to the month of June or July. On the very day the images of Jagannath, Balaram and Subhadra are removed from the temple and taken in great Chariots to the Gundicha Bari along the Bada Danda. More…


Durga Puja

One of the most awaited festivals of the state is celebrated in the month of September or October. The festival lasts for four days and symbolizes victory of good over evil. The last day is called as the Vijaya Dasami and on this day people make fun by burning the effigy of Ravana. More…


Ra
ja Parba

The festival is celebrated in the month of June and goes on for three days. The charm of the festival is more exciting for the young girls. They swing through tied to the trees. This festival brings break in the agricultural activities of the agrarians.


Makar Sankranti

This festival falls in the month of January and is observed all around the country. However in Orissa it is celebrated in the northern region especially in the district of Mayurbhanj and Balasore. This is a festival to worship Sun God. People prepare cakes and enjoy delicious cuisines during this occasion. More…


Dhanu Yatra

Dhanu Yatra is a 11 days long festival celebrated in the district of Bargarh, Orissa. The main significance of this festival is that, it witnesses the episode of Lord Krishna's visit to Mathura to witness the ceremony of 'Bow' organized by 'Kansa' as described in the "Bhagawat Purana. The whole Bargarh town turns in to a unique epic town of Mathura. This is claimed to be the world’s largest open air theatre.
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