Archive for the ‘Festivals of Orissa’ category

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 […]

Saraswati Puja 2013 in Orissa

Saraswati Puja 2013 date is 15th February on Friday. Saraswati Puja, sometimes referred to as Basant Panchami or Sri Panchami, is a Hindu festival. On this day Hindus worship Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, music, art and culture. Saraswati, the goddess is often depicted as a beautiful woman dressed in pure white saree seated on […]

Diwali in Orissa 2012 celebration started

Diwali, the festival of lights, is uniquely celebrated in Orissa. It has its own charm and style. It is marked by calling spirit of ancestor by lighting a lamp inside an earthen pot tied to a pole erected in front of the house. Rows of oil lamps, candles and lanterns adorn the thresholds of all […]

Kumar Purnima festival on Monday

Kumar Utsav, an annual cultural festival, will be celebrated on 29th October, 2012 all over Orissa. Kumar Purnima is one of the most popular and important festival of Orissa. On the full moon day after Dusshera, Kumar Purnima is celebrated by all the unmarried girls & newly married brides in the state. It is believed […]

Durga Puja Odisha Celebration Dates 2012

In Orissa, the Durga Puja is celebrated with great pomp and show. The entire state strikes a different chord altogether echoing the music of bonhomie, brotherhood and festivity. The grandeur of the Puja turns Cuttack into a new city during the last four days of the festival beginning from Maha-Shashti till the day when the […]