Akshaya Tritiya celebrated in America

Bhubaneswar: Not only Odisha, Akshaya Tritiya, the agrarian festival of Odisha, was also celebrated far away from the country in the America.

The Odisha Culture Centre (OCC) organized the event, where Houston-based Consul General from India Anupam Roy attended as chief guest and laid the foundation stone for a proposed Jagannath temple. The temple would be constructed in a 10 acre land at Fuqua Street, Houston.

Later, various cultural events were organised on the occasion. A large number of Non-Resident Odias joined the programme.

Akshaya Tritiya, considered as one of the most auspicious days for Hindus and Jains all over the world, falls on the third Tithi (lunar day) of the Shukla Paksha in the month of Vaisakh. Construction work of chariots for Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath begins on the day.