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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 […]

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 […]

Ganesh Puja 2013 Odisha date

Ganesh Puja also known as Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as birth anniversary of Lord Ganesh. On Ganesh Chaturthi, Lord Ganesh is worshipped as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. It is believed that Lord Ganesh was born during Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month. Currently Ganesh Chaturthi day falls in month of August or […]

Rakhi Purnima 2013 Date

The practice of tying rakhis on the wrists of brothers this day is only a recent phenomenon in the Odia community as imitated from the north Indian communities. Originally in Odisha, this day marks the worship of Lord Balabhadra. Bullocks and cows are also worshipped by smearing sindur marks on their head. The youngsters gather […]

Bahuda Yatra Live Telecast Puri 2014

Bahuda Yatra is the return journey of the three chariots to Puri Jagannath Temple. In 2014, Bahuda Yatra date falls on 7th July (Monday). After spending a week inside the Gundicha temple, the deities commence their Bahuda Yatra on the 10th day. The return journey follows the same protocol and schedule, as is found during […]

Rath Yatra 2013 date and details

Every year, Lord Jagannath with his elder brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra, goes on vacation, travelling on grand chariots, from his temple in Puri to the Gundicha temple. This belief of the Hindus has given rise to one of the biggest religious festivals in India – the Rath Yatra or the Chariot Festival. Rath Yatra […]