• Heritage of Lord Jagannath

    Hera Panchami
    Hera Panchami is a ritual where in Goddess Lakshmi on the night of the fifth day of Ratha Yatra, goes to the Gundicha temple in a decorated palanquin accompanied by her servitors, to meet the Lord Jagannath and to ask him why he had not come back yet. The people & servitors who are part of this procession of Goddess Mahalaxmi sing the Hera Panchami song which expresses Goddess Mahalaxmi’s anger towards her husband. Once the Lord learns about Goddess Mahalaxmi’s anger, he asks his servitors to quickly lock the doors of Gundicha Te

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  • Ratha Yatra: The Eternal Journey of Devotion

    Ratha Jatra or Ratha Yatra, the Festival of Chariots is celebrated every year at Puri, on the east coast of India. The presiding deities of Sri Mandira, Lord Jagannatha, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra, with the celestial wheel Sudarshana are taken out from the temple precincts in an elaborate ritual procession to their respective chariots. The huge, colourfully decorated chariots are drawn by hundreds and thousands of devotees on the Bada Danda (Grand Road) to the Gundicha temple. It is widely believed that he who has a glimpse of the idols or a touch of any of the chariots bearing th

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  • ଅଣସର-ମହାପ୍ରଭୁଙ୍କ ମାନବୀୟ ଲୀଳା

    ଜଗନ୍ନାଥଙ୍କ ମାନବୀୟ ଲୀଳା ଅପାର । ସାଧାରଣ ମଣିଷ ପରି ମହାପ୍ରଭୁ ମଧ୍ୟ ଜ୍ୱରରେ ପୀଡିତ ହୁଅନ୍ତି ଓ ଔଷଧ ସେବନ କରି ସୁସ୍ଥ ହୁଅନ୍ତି । ଦେବସ୍ନାନ ପୂର୍ଣ୍ଣିମା ଦିନ ୧୦୮ କଳସ ସୁବାସିତ ଜଳରେ ସ୍ନାନ ପରେ ଜ୍ୱରରେ ପୀଡିତ ହୁଅନ୍ତି ଚତୁର୍ଦ୍ଧାମୂର୍ତ୍ତି । ଜ୍ୱରରେ ପୀଡିତ ଠା

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  • Raja Parba

    “Banaste Dakila Gaja, Barasa ke thare asichi Raja
    Asichi Raja Lo Gheni Nua Sajabaja Baula Lo Gheni Nua Sajabaja”

    Raja is one of the most significant and unique festivals of Odisha. The word "Raja" has been derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Rajaswala’ which means a menstruating woman. It is special because this particular festival correlates the fertility of the land to that of a woman. Raja Parba, a five day festival is the celebration of womanhood. It is believed that Mother Earth or Bhudevi, the divine wife of Lord Vishnu undergoes menstrua

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  • Intellectualism & Odisha

    Like GDP, IQ should not be regarded as a comprehensive measure – GDP of human development and IQ of intellectualism. In the last 100 years the general IQ of humanity has increased about 30 points – about 3 points every decade. Compared to 1920, we all are geniuses and our brain sizes have increased almost 3 times since bipedal apes, Australopithecus. Today our brains consume one-fifth of our calorie intake. So what? In Odisha, group living, and group thinking has been in the upswing since the 90’s. Certainly there is increasing cognitive demands due to the drastically chan

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  • ସ୍ନାନ ପୂର୍ଣ୍ଣିମାର ମହାତ୍ମ୍ୟ

    ପରଂବ୍ରହ୍ମ ଶ୍ରୀ ଜଗନ୍ନାଥ ହେଉଛନ୍ତି ଭାବର ଠାକୁର । ତାଙ୍କର ଆବିର୍ଭାବ ରହସ୍ୟମୟ ଓ ଲୀଳା ଅଭେଦ୍ୟ । ଶ୍ରୀମନ୍ଦିରରେ ପାଳିତ ହେଉଥିବା ଦ୍ୱାଦଶ ଯାତ୍ରା ମଧ୍ୟରୁ ଆଦ୍ୟ ଯାତ୍ରା ହେଉଛି ସ୍ନାନ ଯାତ୍ରା । ଜ୍ୟେଷ୍ଠ ମାସ ଶୁକ୍ଳ ପକ୍ଷ ପୂର୍ଣ୍ଣିମା ତିଥିରେ ଶ୍ରୀକ୍ଷେତ୍ରରେ

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  • ସାବିତ୍ରୀ ବ୍ରତ କଥା: ପ୍ରେମ ଓ ଭକ୍ତିର ନିଚ୍ଛକ ପ୍ରଦର୍ଶନ

    ପରମ୍ପରା ଓ ପର୍ବପର୍ବାଣୀକୁ ନେଇ ଭାରତ ବର୍ଷର ରହିଛି ଏକ ସ୍ୱତନ୍ତ୍ର ପରିଚୟ । ହିନ୍ଦୁ ଧର୍ମରେ ପାଳନ କରାଯାଉଥିବା ପର୍ବକୁ ସମୃଦ୍ଧ କରିଥାଏ କିଛି ପୌରାଣିକ କଥାବସ୍ତୁ । ଆଉ ଏହି କଥାବସ୍ତୁଗୁଡ଼ିକରେ ଭରି ରହିଥାଏ ପରସ୍ପର ପ୍ରତି ସ୍ନେହ, ପ୍ରେମ, କର୍ତବ୍ୟ, ବିଶ୍ୱାସ ଓ

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  • ChandanYatra- An Exotic Water Trip of the Lord to beat the sweltering temperature


    Over the centuries Odisha has been home to many religions and various sacred places that are steeped in history and one of them is the holy ChandanYatra or GandhaLepanYatra. The festival starts on BaishakhaShuklaTritiya i.e. AkshayaTritiya(As per Odia Calendar) which is divided into two parts i.e., Baharchandan or outer chandan (21 days) and Bhitarchandan or inner chandan (21 days). 
     As per the rituals, during BaharChandanthe representative idol of Lord Jagannath-Madan Mohan alongwith his consort Bhudevi-Sri Devi, and Ramakrishna and five Shivalingas, know

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  • A Peak into the Daily Rituals of Lord Jagannath

    Lord Jagannath’s abode in Puri , Odisha is  one the most sought-after destinations. The three deities Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister  Subhadra adorn the sanctum sanctorum which is  thronged by millions of devotees from all over the country and outside. While the history of the temple is generally known, the more enthralling aspect of the daily rituals of the deities that take place inside the temple has an interesting narrative.

    The ‘nitis&

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  • ଶାମ୍ବଦଶମୀ

    ଓଡିଶାରେ ପାଳନ କରାଯାଉଥିବା ବିଶେଷ ପର୍ବପର୍ବା ଣୀ ମଧ୍ୟରୁ ଶାମ୍ବଦଶମୀ ଏକ ସ୍ୱତବ ପର୍ବ । ପୌଷ ମାସ ଶୁକ୍ଳ ପକ୍ଷ ଦଶମୀ ତିଥିରେ ପ୍ରତିଟି ଓଡିଆ ଘରେ ଏହି ପର୍ବ ପାଳନ ହୁଏ । ବିଶେଷ କରି ଉପକୂଳ ଓଡିଶାରେ ଘରେ ଘରେ ଶାମ୍ବ ଦଶମୀ ବ୍ରତ ପାଳନ କରାଯାଏ । ପରିବାର ସଦସ୍ୟଙ୍କ ଖାସ

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