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Rathayatra, The Cart Festival of Puri, Odisha

The word juggernut has come from the Rath Yatra celebrated every year. Generations together millions of people participate and pull the tons of loaded chariot made of wood from the Jagannath Temple to the Gundicha temple (approx. four kilometer) every year during rath yatra. Rath yatra is a symbol of human power with devotion. ...

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Appliqué Art of Odisha

Though ‘Appliqué’, is a French term, appliqué work in Orissa also originated as a temple art. A technique by which the decorative effect is obtained by superposing patches of coloured fabrics on a basic fabric, the edges of the patches being sewn in some form of stitchery. The artisans of ...

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Arts & Crafts of Odisha

Orissa treasures an opulent artistic heritage that has specimens from the temple architecture as well as the edifices. Due to the reigns of many different rulers in the past, the culture, arts and crafts of the state underwent many changes, imitations, assimilations and new creations, from time to time. Skillful ...

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