Valentine’s Day is a popular observance around the world and its popularity is increasing in Odisha in recent years. It is observed on February 14 each year.
Valentine’s Day celebrations didn’t catch up in India until around 1992. It was spread due to the programs in commercial TV channels, dedicated radio programs and love letter competitions, in addition to an economical liberalization that allowed the explosion of the valentine card industry.
In modern times, Hindu and Islamic traditionalists have considered the holiday to be cultural contamination from the West, a result of the globalization in India.
Every year Bajrang Dal warned couples that “They cannot kiss or hug in public places. Our activists will beat them up. We are not against love, but we criticize vulgar exhibition of love at public places.”
Despite these obstacles, Valentine’s Day is becoming increasingly popular in India.
Oriya love quotes, SMS, Shayari
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul. (Judy Garland)
If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you. (A. A. Milne)
Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another. (Thomas Merton)
If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love. (Maya Angelou)
If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I. (Michel de Montaigne)