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Raja festival in Odisha
Raja Festival: Banaste Dakila Gaja..

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.

Deba Snana Purnima and Hati Besha
Deba Snana Purnima: The royal bath of Holy Trinity

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.

India South Africa T20
Cricket Craze: Fans Wish To See Team India At Barabati At Least Once Every Year!

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.

Mahima Chaudhry
Cancer and Bollywood: The departed and the survivors

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.

Bamboo fencing in Bhubaneswar Janpath
Bamboo fencing in Bhubaneswar Janpath smart or unsmart!

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?

World No Tobacco Day
World No Tobacco Day: Giant sand sculptures depict the dangers of tobacco use

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.

Savitri Brata
Savitri Brata: Non-Odias Join Odia Women To Pray For Hubby’s Long Life

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.

Bhubaneswar Khao Gali
Khao Gali Says 'Aao' To Bhubaneswar Foodies Once Again!

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.

Ratha Jatra 2022
Rath Yatra 2022: The Wheels Of Wisdom

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.

Tara Tarini Temple in Ganjam
Maa Tara Tarini Temple In Ganjam Gets Major Facelift

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.

Ratha Jatra 2022
Rath Yatra 2022: Chariot Construction Work Underway In Full Swing

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.

Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium in Rourkela
World Cup 2023: India’s Largest Hockey Stadium In Rourkela Taking Shape

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.

Happy Mother's Day
Mother’s Day: Salute To The Selfless Givers

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.

Chandan Jatra of Lord Lingaraj
Chandan Jatra Of Holy Trinity And Lord Lingaraj

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 in Odisha
Akshay Tritiya: Odisha Celebrates Agrarian Festival With Traditional Fervour

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.