Festivals & Events News Updates

Magha Saptami
Magha Saptami and its significance in Odisha

Magha Saptami, also known as Ratha Saptami, is one of the major Hindu festivals that falls on the seventh day in the Shukla Paksha or waxing period of the Hindu month of Magha (January-February). The festival is dedicated to Lord Sun. 

  • Friday, 16 February 2024
  • Odisha
Sadhus At Khandagiri Mela
Khandagiri set to welcome sadhus, monks & spectators as Kumbha Mela 2024 begins tomorrow

The mela starts every year on the auspicious day of Magha Saptami. A large number of saints, monks and followers of various Hindu religious sects from across the country have already started to assemble here.

  • Thursday, 15 February 2024
Saraswati Puja
Saraswati Puja Special: Importance of worshipping goddess Saraswati in Hindu tradition

Goddess Saraswati is known to be the goddess of wisdom, art, music, and learning, and hence students seeking knowledge worship her on Saraswati Puja day or Basant Panchami.

  • Wednesday, 14 February 2024
Sushama Swaraj
On birth anniversary of Sushma Swaraj, here are some lesser-known facts about the BJP stalwart

Sushma Swaraj, the legendary Indian politician was born on February 14. On the day of her birth anniversary, know some interesting things about Sushmaji and her love marriage to Swaraj Kaushal.

2 Years Of Balakot Airstrike | Nation Salutes IAF & The Balakot Heroes
Pulwama attack and retaliatory Balakot strike: A 19-min lesson that Pakistan can never forget

Pulwama Attack on February 14, 2019 left the Indians devastated. That is why it became important that Indians retaliate and put the record straight.

Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day special: 5 things girls must do to ensure they stay safe while romancing

Come Valentine’s Day and guys and girls gear up to find different creative ideas to impress their beloved. But if you happen to be in a new relationship then girls must take some precautions to stay safe while romancing.

  • Wednesday, 14 February 2024
Pulwama Attack
Pulwama Attack: An insight behind this devious attack on Indian soldiers

On February 14, 2019, when the world was busy celebrating Valentine’s Day, 40 soldiers were killed in Pulwama by a militant group.

Sarojini Naidu
Birth Anniversary of Sarojini Naidu: Things to know about Nightingale of India

Sarojini Naidu who was a freedom fighter and a famous politician of independent India was born on February 13. On her birth anniversary, here are some interesting things about the nightingale of India.

  • Tuesday, 13 February 2024
World Radio Day
World Radio Day 2024: Amazing history of the first wireless system

The World Radio Day is celebrated every year on February 13, today. Know about its amazing history and its evolution over the years.

  • Tuesday, 13 February 2024
Pana Sankranti to be observed on April 14: Puri Mukti Mandap
Pana Sankranti to be observed on April 14: Puri Mukti Mandap

The confusion over the dates of the celebration of Pana Sankranti, the Odia New Year, came to an end with the Mukti Mandap of Srimandir putting its seal on April 14. 

World Pulses Day 2024
World Pulses Day 2024: History and why they are must in everyday diet

World Pulses Day is celebrated every year on February 10 to highlight the significance of pulses and to make people aware of their nutritional benefits.

  • Saturday, 10 February 2024
World Odia Language Conference extended by 3 days 
World Odia Language Conference extended by 3 days 

The first World Odia Language Conference underway at Janata Maidan in Bhubaneswar has been extended for three more days. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced this on Monday. 

  • Monday, 05 February 2024
World Cancer Day
As OTV joins the fight against cancer, know why awareness is so important

On World Cancer Day on February 4, Odisha Television Network (OTN) is going to organise a Mini Marathon in Bhubaneswar to spread awareness about the deadly disease.

  • Saturday, 03 February 2024
  • Cancer
Nathuram Godse
Shaheed Diwas: Why Gandhiji's killer Godse seen as a patriot by some nationalists?

Gandhiji was shot at gunpoint by Nathuram Godse on 30 January 1948 while he was returning from his prayers. That is why 30 January is observed as Shaheed Diwas in India.

  • Tuesday, 30 January 2024
Plans afoot to make Khandagiri Mela more attractive: Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation  
Plans afoot to make Khandagiri Mela more attractive: Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation  

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday convened a preparatory meeting for the Khandagiri Mela, which will start on February 16 and will continue till February 24. 

  • Monday, 29 January 2024
  • BMC