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How Bhubaneshwar Celebrates its local festivals

Created on Fri, 19-02-2016

Durga Puja in Bhubaneshwar

There is no other city richer in culture and folkloristic traditions than the capital city of Odisha. Not only is this city beautiful, but its beauty is further decked up like a new bride on every event and festival that the city celebrates. Though all major festivals are celebrated in Bhubaneswar, here are some interesting local festivals and fairs you might want to witness.

Rajarani Festival: This three- day long festival is celebrated to venerate and promote the music and arts tradition that India as a nation upholds. Vocalists, instrumentalists, dancers and artists from all over India assemble here to promote and boost their traditional and classical skills.

MeghaMela: This fair in Jan- Feb is not less than any festival of colour. Celebrated with passion and devotion, this festival is a treat to the eyes.

Tara TariniMela: This festival is celebrated at the TaraTariniPitha, 30 Kms from Berhampur, on every Tuesday during the month of Chaitra.

The Ashokastami Festival: Rathyatra bearing the idol of Lingaraj is the main highlight of this festival. This Chariot train moves from the main temple to the temple of Rameswaram and the idol is installed back in the main temple after four days.

Durga Puja: Though Durga Puja is celebrated all over the world, the festive list won’t be completed without it’s mention here. This is a nine day festival where goddess Lakshmi and goddess Shakti and her various other powerful forms are worshipped with great reverence and enthusiasm.

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