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 […]

 

Savitri Brata

Savitri Brata

Savitri Brata or Savitri Amavasya is a fasting day observed by all Hindu Oriya married women on the Amavasya, the last day of the dark fortnight, in the month of Jyestha. This day is most favorable for the married Hindu women whose husbands are alive. They observe it as a vow with great dedication and […]

 

Khudurukuni Osa

Khudurukuni Osa

On the Sundays of the month of Bhadrab (Aug-Sept) this festival is observed by the unmarried girls of the business community of the coastal districts of Orissa. During the festival Goddess Durga is propitiated Khude Bhaja (Left out particles of rice that are fried), Kantiali Kakudi (Cucumber having little thorns on it), Lia (fried paddy), […]

 

Rama Navami

Rama Navami

The birthday of Lord Rama is observed as Ramanavami on the ninth day of the light half of the month of Chaitra. Though there are very few temples dedicated to Rama in Odisha, this festival is widely celebrated by the performances of Ram Leela (the sport of Rama) based on the famous epic Ramayana. Beginning […]