Preparations for Dhanu Yatra in final stages

Bargarh: With only a few days left for Dhanu Yatra, the world’s biggest open air theatre, to kick start here, preparations for the 11-day long festival are on full swing in Bargarh town.

According to sources, 120 feet height and 70 feet width Raj Darbar (Royal Court) construction for King Kansa is underway at Hatpada ground in the district.

Similarly, Rangamahal has been constructed at Nishamani School ground where the actors will entertain spectators by their  performances.

Besides, Bargarh town has been decorated as Mathurapuri, the capital city of king Kansa, while Ambapalli has been decked up as Gopapura, where Lord Krishna will spend his childhood.

Moreover, the town is decorated with lights and colourful gates to make the festival, which will kick off from January 11, more alluring and lively.

“Preparation for the festival is in the final stages. Construction of Rajdarbar and Rangamahal will be completed by tomorrow,” said secretary of Dhanu Yatra samiti Sureswara Sathpathy.

“Actors are busy in final rehearsals at Mathuranagari and Gopapura. We are taking all possible measures to ensure that the festival is celebrated in a harmonious manner,” he added.