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Prateek Pattanaik

Prateek Pattanaik

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Prateek Pattanaik is a Bhubaneswar-based physics student. He researches into mythology, music, culture, sculpture and literature of Odisha. His work primarily consists of using technology to preser ...more

Prateek Pattanaik is a Bhubaneswar-based physics student. He researches into mythology, music, culture, sculpture and literature of Odisha. His work primarily consists of using technology to preserve culture and empower language. He digitally documents critically endangered performing arts, inaccessible books and palm leaf manuscripts, contributes to the Odia Wikipedia and is one of the founding members of The O Foundation. 

 

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Posts by Prateek Pattanaik

The mystical Mahasiddhas of Buddhism and their Odisha connection
The Mystical Mahasiddhas Of Buddhism And Their Odisha Connection

Many of the Mahasiddhas such as Kanhupa, Luipa, Sabaripa, Bhusukupa, Birupa composed Charyapadas in Lalitagiri Mahavihara, Jajpur. One of the fascinating aspects is the mystic language that Buddhist teachers employed. An inscription collected from Ratnagiri...

Nrusingha Simhachalam And Its Odia Connection
Simhachalam And Its Odia Connection

The main temple is built in the Kalingan style of architecture and carving— that is because it was made by Langula Narasingha Deba, the same ruler who built the Sun Temple of Konarka.

The Veena In Odisha’s Culture And Odissi Music
The Veena's Note In Odisha Culture And Odissi Music

The Veena was one of the mandatory sevas at the Jagannatha Temple of Puri. Musicians used to be appointed in the temple to sing and play traditional Odissi classical songs.

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The Ashoka Flower And Lingaraja’s Ratha

One festival that has been the very identity of Odisha is the Ratha Jatra of Puri. However, the concept of a festival built around a Ratha or chariot is not…

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Chipping away history : The sorry state of the Puri Temple’s modern-day aesthetic

St.Peter’s Basilica, one of the most iconic monuments of the Christian world had to be cleaned from the multiple layers of grime that had gathered on its facade. However, found beneath the layers were pigments...

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Sacred Squabble

Lord Jagannath might be the ideal deity for millions of his devotees around the globe, but his one wife is not too impressed. Just within a fortnight of their wedding, he bathes too much and...

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In the Absence of Jagannath

Every year, the deities of the Jagannath Temple are carried to the Gundicha Temple on the other side of the road on grand chariots, in the world famous Ratha Jatra. During this time, the huge...

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The extended family of Jagannath

When you think about the Indian conception of God, most Gods live either alone or with their consorts. Jagannath lives with his elder brother and sister in his huge home at Puri. Quite a departure...

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Curing a God: The secret of Anasara

Lord Jagannath brushes his teeth and chews a ‘paan’ each day, but he does not take bath throughout the year. Well he does, but it is a symbolic ritual. Every morning, he is dressed in...

Prateek Pattanaik is a Bhubaneswar-based physics student. He researches into mythology, music, culture, sculpture and literature of Odisha. His work primarily consists of using technology to preserve culture and empower language. He digitally documents critically endangered performing arts, inaccessible books and palm leaf manuscripts, contributes to the Odia Wikipedia and is one of the founding members of The O Foundation. 

 

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