The world-famous Bali Jatra festival will kick start from November 19 in the silver city Cuttack of Odisha as per the guidelines set by the National Green Tribunal, informed Cuttack Collector.
The annual grand festival is held on the banks of Mahanadi river in Cuttack, to mark the day when ancient Sadhabas (ancient mariners) 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 as the most auspicious month of the 12 months in a calendar year.
Bali Jatra also provides a lot of cultural programs to the millions of people from all over the nation who come to experience it.
The large open fair also provides several attractions for children, and food stalls selling Odia delicacies (Kataki Dahibara Aludum, Thunka puri, Barafa pan, Gupchup, etc.) from different parts of the state, and other vendors selling Handicraft product, Handloom Product, curiosities, and other gifts.
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