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Place of Maharaja Indradyumna in the Cult of Lord Jagannath

Place of Maharaja Indradyumna in the Cult of Lord Jagannath

61 Centuries after centuries have elapsed in the wheel of time. Yet, all through these years, the Cult of Lord Jagannath has remained mysterious to one and all shrouded in… Read more »

Rathayatra 2105 Live telecast on 17th July

Rathayatra 2105 Live telecast on 17th July

Rathayatra 2105 Live telecast will be available on 17th July.

Nabakalebara update: Change of Brahma at midnight today

Nabakalebara update: Change of Brahma at midnight today

The secret ritual of Brahma Paribartan (Changing the soul) of Lord Jagannath’s present idol took place on June 15 (Sankranti). During the Brahma Paribartan, the old Pati Mohapatra priest of… Read more »

Opera culture in Odisha

Opera culture in Odisha

For entertainment, people of Odisha depends upon stage show, staged by so many groups in the occasion of festivals like Dasahara, Rashpumima, Raja Parba and Dolapumima. Stage show are organized… Read more »

Odishi Music

Odishi Music

Odissi music is regarded as a part of Karnataki music. The central authorities have not far been convinced to recognize Odissi Music as a separate form of classical Indian Music…. Read more »

Odishi Dance

Odishi Dance

Odissi dance is one of the earlier form of Indian classical dance. This dance has been protected in the temple and caves of Orissa for several centuerias. Recently it has… Read more »

Manabasa Gurubar Lakshmi Vrata

Manabasa Gurubar Lakshmi Vrata

Manabasa Gurubar Lakshmi vrata is observed during gurubar or Thursdays in the month of Margasira. Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped on Thursdays during Margashirsh Month (November – December) in Odisha, Andhra… Read more »

The perishing tradition of OSHA BRATA AND MELA in Odisha

The perishing tradition of OSHA BRATA AND MELA in Odisha

Odisha has good deal of well – known tradition of oshas , bratas and melas. the ceremony and sancity of these traditional religious festivities are unparalleled . but these days,… Read more »

Deepavali

Deepavali

The name “Diwali” is a contraction of “Deepavali” (Sanskrit: दीपावली Dīpāvalī), which translates into “row of lamps”.Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps (diyas or dīpas) in Sanskrit: दीप) filled with oil to signify… Read more »

Shree Krishna Janmasthami

Shree Krishna Janmasthami

Janmashtami is the birthday of Lord Krishna, the re-incarnation of Lord Vishnu who gave us the vital message of the Bhagwat Gita – the guiding principles for every Hindu. This religious… Read more »

Pattachitra

Pattachitra

The word pattachitra is reclaimed from the Sanskrit word pata, usually means a cloth piece, Chitra means painting or picture. . The subject matter of Patta paintings is limited to… Read more »

Ratha yatra 2011 Video

Ratha yatra 2011 Video

Odia Festivals in 2011

Odia Festivals in 2011

JANUARY 04 Tuesday Bakula Amabasya 14 Friday Makar Sankranti* 15 Saturday Samba Dasami* 16 Sunday Putrada Ekadasi 20 Thursday Pushyabhishek 29 Saturday Shattila Ekadasi FEBRUARY 02 Wednesday Triveni Amabasya 08… Read more »

Chhau Dance of Odisha

Chhau Dance of Odisha

Chhau is an ancient dance form. It originated in the mock fights of the Oriya paikas (warriors) who fought rhythmically to the accompaniment of indigenous music instruments The highly Stylised… Read more »

Krishna Leela

Krishna Leela

Associated with the cult of Krishna leela has a deep religious flavour.People in the village communities in certain parts of Orissa join in singing and dancing to the accompaniment of… Read more »

Ram Leela

Ram Leela

Rama Leela, a very popular theatrical performance of Orissa as elsewhere in India, being religious in character retains all its religious significance. The theme of the performance is derived from… Read more »

Pala Nacha

Pala Nacha

Pala, a very popular performance associated with the mixed cult of Satyapir, has wide distribution in Orissa. Its origin goes back to Muslim-mughal period when asimilation of Satya Narayan of… Read more »

Dasakathia

Dasakathia

A colourful and popular performance is rendered by two members, one signer (Gayaka) and the other accompanist (Palia). The very word (Dasakathia) is derived from the word Das which means… Read more »

The Konark Dance and Music Festival

The Konark Dance and Music Festival

The Konark Dance and Music Festival of Orissa is founded in the year 1986 at Konark Natya Mandap by Padmashree Guru Gangadhar Pradhan, The Konark Dance Festibal is held at… Read more »

Origin of Rathayatra

Origin of Rathayatra

A few mythical stories related with Rath Yatra’s origins exist that reflect the socio-religious thinking and beliefs of the people of the region. Some of the chief ones are: To… Read more »