Raja Parba is a three-day unique festival celebrated in Odisha to raise a toast to womanhood and nature. To know more on celebration of the annual fest, take a quick glance at these pictures.
Every year on the occasion of Jyestha Purnima, sibling deities (Lord Balabhadra, Mahaprabhu Jagannath & Devi Subhadra) and Chakradhar Sudarsan, take a ceremonial bath with 108 pitchers of sacred water. After this holy bathing or Snana Yatra rituals, deities are decked up in Gajanana Besha. The Snana Yatra culminates after the Lords are taken to the 'Anasara Ghara' on Pahandi.
If millennium city Cuttack could give match-day feels during team India’s practice session, imagine the degree of craze and excitement among fans on the match day. Here are some glimpses from the Barabati Stadium ahead of the T20I encounter between India and South Africa.
Cancer claims millions of lives every year and is the second leading cause of death globally. In this valiant battle, Bollywood celebrities are no exceptions. While a few were consumed by the fatal disease, many of them overcame it to emerge as survivors.
Under the Smart Janpath project, the Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) replaced iron grills with bamboo barricades along the medians in the stretch between Vani Vihar and Sishu Bhawan. But is this a smart move?
The 31st of May is observed as World No Tobacco Day across the world. Every year on this day, a global campaign is launched to raise awareness on the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use.
A true marriage binds two souls, and only death parts them. Savitri Brata is a traditional ritual in Odisha observed by married Odia Hindu women who pray for long life of their husband. The legend says Sati Savitri fought with Yama and brought her dead husband Satyavan back to life.
Could there be anything more delightful and exciting for the foodies in Odisha's capital city, than the reopening of the food hubs at Khao Gali? Yes, you heard that right! The makeshift food stalls at the Khao Gali, the famous 'Eat Street' near Ram Mandir in Bhubaneswar, have been allowed to reopen again after a brief lull, albeit with conditions.
The chariot wheels that will roll on Puri Bada Danda during the annual world famous car festival of Holy Trinity – Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath, Devi Subhadra – are ready, with statues carved on them beautifully. Have a look.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday (May 18) inaugurated the revamped, renovated periphery of the famous Shakti Peetha of Maa Tara Tarini, the presiding deity of Ganjam district.
The construction work for three gigantic chariots of Holy Trinity – Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath and Devi Subhadra – for the annual car festival in Puri is underway at the Ratha Khala (traditional workshop) and is expected to complete ahead of the schedule.
Excited for the 2023 Hockey Men's World Cup? The hockey cradle of India – Sundargarh district – is going global next year thanks to the initiative of making steel city of Odisha one of the host cities of the World Cup scheduled in January 2023. The state government is constructing country's largest hockey stadium in Rourkela for the biggest hockey festival. Take a look.
We often fail to perceive this but every day is a mother’s day. For, she is someone who constantly motivates us, shows us the right direction, and encourages us to reach new heights, without expecting anything in return. Today, the 8th of May, is a special day dedicated to all the mothers in this universe; time to salute the selfless givers.
The 3-week-long Chandan Jatra of Mahaprabhu Jagannath and His siblings kicked off on the auspicious occasion of Akshay Tritiya on Tuesday (on May 3). On the same day, began the Chandan Jatra of Lord Lingaraj in Bhubaneswar.
Akshay Tritiya is an Agrarian festival that marks the commencement of agricultural activities in the state. The festival is celebrated by performing 'Akhi Muthi Anukula', a ceremonial act of sowing seeds in paddy fields after ploughing.