Silver attire for Odisha capital’s presiding deity Lord Lingaraj from Monday

Silver attire for Odisha capital’s presiding deity Lord Lingaraj from Monday

The idol of Devo ka dev Shree Lingaraj –the presiding deity of Odisha’s capital city Bhubaneswar- will once again have a silver cladding from tomorrow (Monday). The decision to again clad the idol in silver lingam was taken at the Lingaraj Temple trust board meeting held on Saturday. The decorative silver lingam had adorned the […]

 

Deepavali – Festival of Lights – 2014

Deepavali – Festival of Lights – 2014

Diwali in 2014 will start on Tuesday, the 23rd of October and will continue for 5 days. The word Diwali is a contraction of Deepavali, originating from the Sanskrit word Dipavali (?????) which can be translated to Row of Lights. Hence the Diwali Festival is also called the Festival of Lights. Diwali is the name […]

 

Kalinga Mahotsav

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 Dhauli, a festival of Martial Dances, is celebrated very much in that spirit. For the people of Odisha Dhauli hill at the outskirts of Bhubaneswar is more a living experience than a […]

 

Konark Festival

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 Konark. Twelve hundred craftsmen had toiled hard for 12 long years to erect this monumental wonder where 12 year’s revenue was spent. Modeled after the floating chariot of the mythical Sun […]

 

Puri Beach Festival

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 festival is a celebration of Odisha, in all its beauty, charm and fun-loving spirit. With events ranging from Fashion shows to rock shows, the Puri Beach festival delights visitors and locals alike. […]

 

Biswakarma Puja

Biswakarma Puja

Biswakarma is known as the divine engineer since the Puranic age. As a mark of reverence He is still worshipped specially by the engineering community. The festival is observed on the Kanya Sankranti Day (September) which follows the Ganesh Puja, in every industrial towns of Odisha. Towns like Hirakud and Rourkela present the grandest ceremony […]

 

Bisuva Sankranti

Bisuva Sankranti

In India the months and years are counted on the basis of lunar or solar movements. According to the solar system the month is counted from Sankranti to Sankranti and in lunar system it is counted from Purnima (Full-moon) to Purnima. Visuva Samkranti is the first day of the month of Baisakh as well as […]

 

Magha Saptami

Magha Saptami

This festival is celebrated on the seventh day of the new moon of Magha. This is a day specifically set aside for the worship of Sun God at Konark where stands the world famous Sun Temple, otherwise known as Black Pagoda, dedicated to Sun God. This is the most popular and colourful festival of the […]

 

Kumar Purnima Festival Of Odisha

Kumar Purnima Festival Of Odisha

Kumar Purnima is the festival celebrated on the full moon day during Ashwina month in Odisha. Kumar Purnima festival is celebrated by Girls. Kumar is the handsome son of Shiva. He is also the God of war. Kumar Purnima is the full-moon day in the month of October-November. In Orissa mostly girls celebrate this festival […]

 

Dhanu Yatra

Dhanu Yatra

Dhanu Yatra relating to the episode of Lord Krishna’s visit to Mathura to witness the ceremony of ‘Bow’ organised by Kansa as described in the ‘Bhagawat Purana’ is colourfully observed at Baragarh in Sambalpur district. The entire topography of Baragarh is rendered into the elements of Drama. The town of Baragarh becomes Mathura, the river […]