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Zee Kalinga launched

Much awaited premier 24×7 infotainment Odia channel Zee Kalinga launched yesterday on 3rd Februray 2014. This channel is from Zee News Media Corp (ZMCL). It replaces Telugu language Zee 24 Gantalu which discontinued its operations in November 2013 as Zee News found the Andhra Pradesh market to be a highly competitive market. As part of […]

Arundhati Garnaik DID 4 dance videos

Arundhati Garnaik, from Bhubaneswar (Odisha) made into the Top 7 of DID (Dance India Dance) season 4, highly popular show currently being aired on Zee TV. She was trained at M Zone, a premier dance institute in the capital city and her guru was Miss Mandakini Jena, who had made it to the top 18 […]

Makar Sankranti in Odisha tomorrow

This year in 2014, Makar Sankranti festival will be celebrated on 14th January, tomorrow. Makar Sankranti, the first Hindu festival of the year, is celebrated today. Special preparations have been made at temples and homes. Makar Sankranti is marked by the Sun entering Capricorn and Saggitarius. Uttarayana begins on the same day. This day is […]

Samba Dashami in Odisha tomorrow

This year in 2014, Samba Dashami will be celebrated on 10th January, tomorrow. Samba Dashami is a unique ritual observed in the Paush month in Odisha as per traditional Oriya calendar. On this day, mothers observe special puja and rituals dedicated to Lord Surya for the good health and long life of their children. The […]

Kartik Purnima 2013 festival today

Kartik Purnima is a Hindu festival, celebrated on the full moon day or 15th Day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing moon) of the Kartika month. This year in 2013, people celebrate it today on 17th November. During this month, all the pious Hindus refrain themselves from eating fish, meat and egg. All of them take […]

Bali Yatra festival Cuttack 2013 date

Bali Yatra festival is held in the city of Cuttack on the banks of Mahanadi river, to mark the day when ancient Sadhabas would set sail to distant lands of Bali, for trade and cultural expansion. It also marks the culmination of all the religious festivities held in the month of Karthik, which is considered […]

Kali Puja 2013 in Odisha celebration

Kali Puja, the festival of lights, is uniquely celebrated in Odisha. In the evening, all the homes are decorated and lighted with rows of earthen lamps. Crackers are burst, sweets are relished and distributed. It could be similar to Diwali Festival anywhere else in India. Some people, especially in the business community, observe it as […]

Girls of Odisha celebrate Kumar Purnima

Young girls of Odisha are gearing up to look their best and seek blessings of the Moon God on Kumar Purnima festival that is today on 18th October 2013. It is believed that unmarried girls get a good life partner if they perform these rituals. Celebrated on the last day of the Ashwin month, the […]

Durga Puja festival in Odisha celebration

Durga Puja is an annual festival that celebrates worship of the Hindu goddess Durga all over Odisha. It refers to all the six days observed as Mahalaya, Shashthi, Saptami, Ashtami, Navami and Vijayadashami. The dates of Durga Puja celebrations are set according to the traditional Hindu calendar. Durga Puja is celebrated in two different ways […]