Vijayadashami, a celebration of victory of good over evil, is being observed across Odisha today. Since morning devotees are making beeline to Durga mandaps and temples to seek blessings from the Goddess.
Puja committees have made arrangements for the 'Ravana Podi' this evening, during which effigy of demon king Ravana will be torched to mark the victory of Lord Rama over demon King Ravana on the occasion of Vijayadashami.
Jagatsinghpur: Political tussle over ‘Ravana Podi’ at Earsama has intensified as members of Earsama village committee have called for a 24-hour market bandh in Jagatsinghpur. The bandh has been called in protest over dismantling of stage erected for Ravana Podi which was supposed to be attended by the senior leader Damodar Rout. Rout’s supporters have […]
Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: The four-day Dussehra celebrations across the Odisha culminated today with ‘Ravana Podi’ – the burning of life-size effigies of demon king Ravana. The ‘Ravana Podi Utsav’ was marked by attractive display of effigies of the demon king. In the event which signifies triumph of good over evil, the effigy of the demon king were […]
Bhubaneswar: Marking end to this year’s Dussehra celebrations, Ravan Podi was celebrated across the state with great fanfare on Tuesday evening to observe the victory of good over evil. Huge effigies of Ravana, the demon king of Ramayan epic, were set afire with colourful fireworks across the State. According to sources, many committees in the […]
Bhubaneswar: A day before the Dashami of the Durga Puja, the Commissionerate Police has given permission to two puja pandals in the city to organise the ‘Ravana Podi’ while abiding the directives of the Supreme Court. Due to non-fulfilment of the condition laid by the apex court regarding barricading of the ‘Ravana Podi’ spot while […]
Jagatsinghpur: Rajya Sabha member and cine star Anubhav Mohanty on Saturday alleged that eggs were hurled at his vehicle while he was on the way to attend a ‘Ravana Podi’ ceremony at Ersama in Jagatsinghpur. The matter came to the fore after Anubhav spoke about the incident while addressing a gathering during the event. “Eggs […]
Bhubaneswar: A family of an artisan in Old Town in Bhubaneswar has been busy in giving final touches to the effigies of Ravana and his brothers as the demon king is about to go up in flames on Vijaya Dashami tomorrow. Raj Kishore Mahapatra and his family have been making the idols for ‘Ravana Podi […]
Bhubaneswar: In a bid to curb noise pollution this festive season, the Commissionerate Police has issued directives to all Puja Committees in the Twin City not to use DJ and loud music systems during the carnival. A decision in this regard was taken during a preparatory meeting held by the Commissionerate Police yesterday on the […]