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Special Orissa Festivals :

Orissa Festivals
Kalinga Festival Odisha (Orissa) kalinga mahotsav

Kalinga (major part of present Indian state of Odisha (Orissa)) once witnessed the bloodiest battles in the history of India by the Emperor Ashoka of Maurya Dynasty. He became a changed man from this place as he realized the hollowness of his victory.

Durga Puja Odisha (Orissa) durga puja

Worship to the goddess of power is celebrated by the entire Hindu fraternity in general and Bengalis in particular in the form of Durga puja. The festival takes place in the month of Aswin or Kartik i.e. September and October according to the English calendar

Konark Dance Festival Odisha (Orissa) konark festival

An ideal choice for not the monuments, beaches and scenic beauties only but Konark is also well known for its colorful festivals. Eminent classical dancers from all over the country get together from Dec. 1 to Dec. 5 to pay tribute to a master piece in stone- Sun temple at Konark.

Puri Beach Festival Odisha (Orissa) puri beach festival

Puri Beach Festival - As its very name suggests, the Puri Beach Festival is held on a beautiful beach namely Sea Beach, Swargadwara at Puri and comes as a celebration of the beauteous and splendid Oriya spirit.

Rath Yatra Odisha (Orissa) rath yatra festival

Also known as Car Festival, this spectacular Chariot Festival is celebrated in the month of Asadha, on the second day of the lunar fortnight that falls during June-July. Popularly known as Rath Yatra.

Odisha Tourist Festival (Orissa) orissa tourist festival

Check out some very famous Odisha (Orissa) Tourist Festivals : Ekamra Utsav - A lively downtown 15 days festival at Bhubaneswar in early January, Ekamra Utsav is a life time experience for the vacationers. The highlight of the festivities is Mukteswar Dance Festival held on the courtyards of this famed temple from 14 to 16 Jan every year.

  • Konark Dance Festival: 1st to 5th Dec every year at Konark.
  • Rajarani Music Festival: 18 to 20 January every year.
  • Konark Dance Festival: 19 to 21 Feb every year.
Odisha Tribal Festival (Orissa) orissa tribal festival

Tribal Festivals of Odisha (Orissa) - The festivals of the tribals constitute a integral part of their social life and relate to their strong beliefs in the power of supernatural elements and community togetherness. Their traditions can best be captured at these fairs and festivals. Most festivals are occasions that mark the change of season.