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Pipili Chandua

Pipili Chandua
Gods, animals, birds, flowers, leaves, rounds and triangles… think of anything and the adept artisan will stitch your imagination onto fabric in no time. This thread of creativity runs in the village of Pipili in coastal Odisha, where a vibrant community of craftsmen specialises in applique craft . In fact, the village owes its existenc [...]

Koraput Hill View

Koraput Hill View
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Nabarangpur

Nabarangpur
LORD JAGANNATH TEMPLE The temples of Lord Jagannath are scattered throughout the Nabarangpur district. But the ancient one is located at Nabarangpur itself. The temple has no outward trappings and looks like an old private quarter except, of course, for the Garuda stambha (pillar) on its frontal gate. Till the late 80’s only the single deity [...]

TARA TARINI : The Ancient Shakti P...

TARA TARINI  :  The Ancient  Shakti Pitha of Ganjam
The tradition of Shakti worship in India can be traced back to the period of antiquity. Shakti is the mother of Universe the highest primal power transferred to powerful Goddess representing the creative force, Matrika, later developed to Shakti or Prakriti under various names of Sati or Devi (Durga / Parvati)ad depicted in Purana-etihasa and [...]

Raghurajpur Handicrafts Village

Raghurajpur Handicrafts Village
Raghurajpur, a small village in Puri district, occupies a unique place in the cultural map of India. The village is inhabited by artisans producing sheer poetry on pieces of treated cloth, dried palm leaf or paper. Situated on the southern bank of river Bhargavi and surrounded by coconut, palm, mango, jackfruit groves and other tropical tree [...]

Festivals of Lord Jagannath

Festivals of Lord Jagannath
  DOLA YATRA This is Celebrated from the tenth day of the bright fortnight of Falguna up to the full moon day. The representative deities Dologobinda, Bhudevi and Sreedevi are taken in a procession to Dolabedi located outside the outer compound wall of the main Temple and special rites are performed. CHANDAN YATRA This Takes place in th [...]

Deba Snana Purnima Jagannath Dham Pur...

Deba Snana Purnima Jagannath Dham Puri
SNANA YATRA This Festival takes places in the month of Jestha. it is popularly known as the Deba Snana Purnima.This is the first occasion in the course of a year when the deities Jagannath, Balabhadra,Subhadra along with Sudarsan and Madanmohan are brought out from the Temple and taken in procession to Snana Bedi located in the North East co [...]

Kolab Dam

Kolab Dam
At an altitude of about 3000 ft. above sea level on river Kolab, stands the majestic Kolab Reservoir generating Hydro Electric Power.15 km from Koraput, the river Kolab makes a spectacular jump at Bagra to form a reservoir called the “Upper Kolab Irrigation Project”. An ideal place for an outing, it is also a panacea for city dwe [...]

Indravati Dam

Indravati Dam
Originating near Thuamul-Rampur, the river Indravati makes its winding course through dense forests and sunkissed valleys till she halts at Khatiguda, 20 km from Nowrangpur, to form a reservoir in the hands of modern sculptors. The vast blue expanse guarded by green capped soaring hills makes this lake a delightful sight – a lifetime m [...]

Ratnagiri

Ratnagiri
Ratnagiri in the Birupa river valley in the district of Jajpur, is another famous Buddhist centre. The small hill near the village of the same name has rich Buddhist antiquities. A large-scale excavation has unearthed two large monasteries, a big stupa, Buddhist shrines, sculptures, and a large number of votive stupas. This excavation reveal [...]

Dhauli

Dhauli
Dhauli hills are located on the banks of the river Daya, 8 km south of Bhubaneswar in Odisha (India). It is a hill with vast open space adjoining it, and has major Edicts of Ashoka engraved on a mass of rock, by the side of the road leading to the summit of the hill. Dhauli hill is presumed to be the area where Kalinga War was fought. The ro [...]

Kapilas

Kapilas
The loftiest peak of Kapilas range enshrines the temple of lord Shiva Chandrasekhar at a height of about 457m. The place is identified with ‘Kailash’, the legendary abode of Lord Shiva. A flight of 1,351 steps and also a ghat road lead to the temple. Thousands of devout souls throng to Kapilas on the occasion of ‘Mahashiva [...]

Kantilo Nilamadhab

Kantilo Nilamadhab
Nilamadhab Temple, one of the renowned temples in Odisha, is situated at Kantilo on the bank of river Mahanadi, in the district of Nayagarh and around 100 km from Bhubaneswar. Dedicated to Lord Nilamadhab, the temple is resting at the place replenished with the beauty of the nature. One of the famous temples in Odisha, Kantilo Nilamadhab is [...]

Baba Akhandalamani

Baba Akhandalamani
Akhandalamani temple, situated at Aradi village in the Bhadrak district of Odisha State, is dedicated to lord Siva. Aradi is about thirty seven kilometers away from Bhadrak. The present fifty-foot-tall cement and concrete temple structure was constructed replacing a wooden temple some time between 1830-1840 AD. There is a mass congregation o [...]

Rajarani Temple

Rajarani Temple
The temple was constructed in the 11th century A.D., It is situated in a large garden, in an essay in grace and poise and is particularly interesting in that. It has no presiding diety. The name of this temple is supposed to be derived from red gold sand stone used Raja-Rani being the local name for the stone. The deul is intricately carved [...]

Lingaraj Temple

Lingaraj Temple
Lingaraj Temple is one of the oldest temples of Bhubaneswar, in Odisha. This thousand years old temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is an outstanding specimen of the Orissa style of temple building. Lingaraj Temple is the largest temple of Bhubaneswar – the highly revered Hindu pilgrimage center famous as “the city of temples” or “Temple [...]

BaladevJew Temple

BaladevJew Temple
Baladev Jew Temple is situated in Ichhapur(Tulasi Khetra), Kendrapara, Odisha. Baladev Jew Temple is a very famous temple of Odisha and Balarama is its main divinity. However, Jagannath and Subhadra are also worshipped in the Ratna Sinhasan in the main temple. An idol representing tulasi as a goddess in a seated position is also present afte [...]

Kalijai

Kalijai
Kalijai Temple is located on an island in Chilika Lake. It is considered to be the abode of the Goddess Kalijai. Highly revered by the local populace, the deity has been venerated in the local folklores and legends. The island provides an excellent destination for pilgrims as well as tourists. Every year in January, a huge gala fair is held [...]

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