Other Important Festivals of Odisha

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Other Important Festivals of Odisha

Festival Month Place Important Features
Bali Jatra October-November Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Paradip Worship of Lord Kartikeswar.
Bhouma Ekadashi January Odisha Worship of Lord Ganesha.
Chaiti Ghoda March-April Coastal areas of Odisha Worship of Vasuli Devi (Caste deity of Kaibartas).
Chitau Amavasya July Puri Worship of Lord Jagannath.
Dashami December-January Eastern part of Odisha
Dhanu Yatra/Jatra January Bargarh Worship of Krishna
Dhauli-Kalinga Mahotsava January-February Bhubaneswar Tribute to the martyrs of the Mauryan dynasty. It represents the Konark dance and music festival.
Durga Puja September-October Cuttack Worship of Goddess Durga.
Ekamra January Bhubaneswar Worship of Lord Shiva
Festival Month Place Important Features
Gupta Gundicha September Puri Worship of Lord Jagannath. it is a car festival of Lord Jagannath.
international Sand Art Festival December Chandrabhaga Beach in Puri district it is a sand art festival in which sand sculptures are produced by skilful sand artists.
Maha Bisuba Sankranti April All over Odisha First day of Odia New Year.
Mukteswar Dance Festival January Bhubaneswar It is organised by Odisha Tourism Department. Worship of Surya (Sun God).
Nuakhai August-September Kalahandi, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Sonepur, Balangir, Sundargarh, Boudh, Nuapada Worship of village God or Goddess.
Patua Jatra and Chandak Puja April-May Prevalent among low- caste Hindu of the state Worship of Lord Shiva or Shakti.
Prathamashtami December All over the state Worship of Sati Devi.
Raja Sankranti June-July All over the state Worship of Bhudevi, wife of Lord Jagannath.
Toki Parba January Kalahandi, Koraput Worship of the Earth.
Uda Parba April Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar Worship of Goddess Hangula/Mangla and Lord Shiva. Chhau dance is especially performed in this festival.