• 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 ସମ

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  • Chandan Yatra - 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 Chandan Yatra or Gandhalepan Yatra. The festival starts on Baishakha Shukla Tritiya i.e. Akshaya Tritiya (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 Bahar Chandan the representative idol of Lord Jagannath-Madan Mohan along with his consort Bhudevi-Sri Devi, and Ramakrishna and five Shivalingas, kn

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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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  • ସମୃଦ୍ଧି ଓ ସୌଭାଗ୍ୟର ତିଥି ଅକ୍ଷୟ ତୃତୀୟା

    ସୌଭାଗ୍ୟ ଓ ସମୃଦ୍ଧିର ଦିନ ଅକ୍ଷୟ ତୃତୀୟା । ହିନ୍ଦୁ ଧର୍ମରେ ବୈଶାଖ ମାସ ଶୁକ୍ଳପକ୍ଷ ତୃତୀୟା ତିଥିରେ ଏହା ପାଳିତ ହୁଏ । ଅକ୍ଷୟ ଅର୍ଥ ଯାହା କେବେ କ୍ଷୟ ହୋଇନଥାଏ । ଏହି ଦିନ କୌଣସି ନୂତନ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟ ଆରମ୍ଭ କଲେ, ସେଥିରେ କୌଣସି ବିଘ୍ନ ଘଟିନଥାଏ ବୋଲି
    ବିବେଚନା କରାଯ

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  • ପ୍ରତିଟି ଓଡ଼ିଆ ପରିବାରର ଗର୍ବ ଓ ଗୈାରବର ପର୍ବ-ପଣା ସଂକ୍ରାନ୍ତି

    ପ୍ରଥା ଓ ପରମ୍ପରା ବହନ କରୁଥିବା ରାଜ୍ୟ ଓଡ଼ିଶା ହେଉଛି ଏକ ଗ୍ରୀଷ୍ମ ପ୍ରଧାନ ରାଜ୍ୟ । ଆଉ ଏଠାରେ ଦେଖିବାକୁ ମିଳେ ବାର
    ମାସରେ ତେର ପର୍ବ ଏବଂ ସେଇ ପର୍ବର ଅୟମାରମ୍ଭ ହୁଏ ପଣା ସଂକ୍ରାନ୍ତି ବା ମହାବିଷୁବ ସଂକ୍ରାନ୍ତିରୁ । ସୂର୍ଯ୍ୟଦେବତା ବର୍ଷକର ୧୨
    ମାସ ୧୨ଟି ର

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  • The silence of energy at Jagannath

    Ratna Singhasana (literally meaning bejewelled throne) is the lotus shaped rostrum at the innermost chamber of Puri Jagannath temple. This is also called Ratna Vedi (bejewelled platform) and is the seat of the Lord – the three deities Jagannath, Balabhadra & Subhadra who are accompanied by Shree Sudarshana, Shree Devi, Bhu Devi and Lord Madhava, making it “the Sapta vigrahas” or the seven deities. The chamber of the Lord is not a mere seat of resting but is believed to be the dynamic energy field of the universe from where the Supreme bestows blessings through diverse

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  • Social distancing & Khatti

    What are you saying? What social distance? ଆଜି ଖଟି ଯାଇ ହବନି ? କିଏ ମନା କରିଦେବ? ଆମକୁ ଅଟକେଇ ଦେବ? ଥାଉ ମ.

    But when social media was fermenting in-person social distance, Corona accentuated it. For along time to come, there would be an inherent fear driving social bonding. That would be a terrifying impact of corona. Morbidity due to proximity is going to send communities around the world a different signal. Be careful of meeting people. I think that’s a much bigger malaise.

    We are fast tur

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  • Lord Jagannath through Guru Nanak’s Vision

    India is a mystic land encompassing several religions within its holy boundaries. The striking feature is not only the coexistence of several religions, but also merging of some with a larger faith. Hinduism, more correctly the Sanatan Dharma, considered to be the oldest living religion in the world has inspired several researchers and historians from across the world to explore and expand their knowledge about religion. It is the root from where several other religions have sprung up.
    In the eastern state of Odisha, Lord Jagannath resides in the temple town of Puri. Considered to be

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  • Dola Jatra and Holi, the Odia Way

    “Dekha go, sakhi dekha go
      Radha Madhaba chali dekha go
      Mani bimana ase jhuli jhuli
      Dekha go, sakhi dekha go”

    The auspicious day of Dola Purnima is awaited with much enthusiasm by every Odia. Being the most popular festival after the world-famous Rathyatra of Lord Jagannath, this day is celebrated with great fervour and joy. Traditionally, it is the concluding day of the six-day long ceremony of Dola Jatra which is observed by worshipping Radha and Krishna. The deities are taken on a tour around the town in a decorated palanquin

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  • Jagara Jatra - Mahashivratri in Odisha

    Odisha is known for its rich cultural heritage, the essence of its glorious history, fairs and festivals, and unique celebration. Among some of the major festivals like Rath Yatra, Dussehra and Deepavali, Mahashivratri is celebrated with great fervour and enthusiasm in the state. Of all the 24 Shiva Chaturdasi that occur in a year, the one falling on the fourteenth day of the lunar half of Phalguna month has the most spiritual significance and is celebrated as Mahashivratri in reverence of Lord Shiva – the God of destruction and regeneration. On the eve of the occasion, devotees obser

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