Chandan Yatra 2023 in Puri Jagannath Temple

Chandan Yatra or Chandan Jatra, popularly known as Chandan Mahotsava, is one of the major festivals held at Puri Jagannath Temple in Orissa. In 2023, Chandan Yatra date is April 22. Chandan Yatra is celebrated on Akshaya Tritiya day during which the holy rituals for annual Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra are begun. Chandan Mahotsava is continued […]

Chaiti Mangalabara 2023 | Chaiti Mangalavara Osha or Chait mahina Vrata in Odisha

Chaiti Mangalabar or Chaiti Mangalabara Osha is the vow observed on Tuesdays during Chait mahina or Chaitra month in Odisha. This brata is dedicated to Goddess Mangala. In 2023, Chaiti Mangalavara vrata dates are – March 14, March 21, March 28 and April 4. Mangala Devi Puja or Shakti Puja is performed during the brata. […]

Kartik Purnima celebrations in Puri Jagannath Temple

As the Kartik month is favorite month for Lord Vishnu, Lord Puri Jagannath is worshipped with special pujas and rituals on this day. Lakhs of Vishnu devotees perform ritual bath in the sea and offer their prayers to Lord Jagannath. In 2022, Kartik Purnima date is November 8. During Kartik Purnima day, deities of Lord […]

Dola Purnima 2023 | Dol Poornima, Holi Festival in Odisha

Dola Purnima or Dol Poornima is the auspicious day during Holi festival celebrations in Orissa. In 2023, Dola Purnima date is March 7. The celebrations of Dola Purnima are similar to that of Dol Purnima festival in Bengal. In Orissa and Bengal,Holi celebrations will begin on Phagu Dasami and end on Phalgun Poornima or main […]

Rai Damodar Brata in Odisha

Rai Damodar Vrata, Rai Damodar Brata, is observed in the Kartika Month in Odisha. It is mainly observed by Hindu widows. It is observed for first twenty five days starting from the first day during Kartika Maas. Some devotees observe it during the last five days in Kartika. In 2021, Rai Damodar Brata dates are […]

Kumar Purnima 2022 in Odisha

Kumar Purnima is the festival celebrated on the full moon day during Ashwina month in Odisha. In 2022, Kumar Purnima date is October 9. On this day, unmarried girls and boys worship Janha Mamu (the Moon God). This puja is also called as Kaumudi Puja. Kaumudi is the other name of Moon. Kumar Purnima is […]

Samba Dashami 2022 | Samba Dasami or Surya Puja in Odisha

Samba Dashami vrat, also known as Surya Puja, is observed on the 10th day in Shukla Paksha in Pausha Month in Odisha. In 2022, Samba Dashami date or Surya Puja date is January 12. This festival is dedicated to Surya Bhagwan, mainly observed in Odisha. Legends or Samba Dasami Vrat Katha say that Samba, the […]

Dhanu Yatra 2019 | Dhanu Yatra in Orissa during Pausa Month

Dhanu Yatra is celebrated during Pausa month or Paush maas in Bargarh of Orissa. In 2019, Dhanu Yatra is from 11 January to 21 January. The festival starts at 6 am on 11 January and ends at 11.55 pm on January 21 in 2019. Dhanu Yatra commemorates the visit of Lord Krishna to Mathura. Dhanu Yatra […]

Ashokastami 2018 | Ashokashtami during Basant Navratri

Ashokastami or Ashok Ashtami festival is observed on Chaitra Shukla Ashtami day on which Durgashtami is also observed during Basant Navratri. In 2018, Ashokastami date is March 24. This festival is mainly celebrated in Orissa, Bengal, Tripura and some other parts of Eastern India. Ashokastami festival is celebrated with utmost gaiety and much pomp in […]

Panchuka, Bagapanchuka | Five auspicious days of Kartika Month in Orissa

Panchuka (Panchaka vrat | Bagapanchuka vrata) is observed during the last five days in Kartika month mainly in Odisha. In 2020, Panchuka vrat starts on 25 November and ends on November 29. Panchuka starts on Bodhini Ekadashi and ends on Kartika Purnima festival. Kartik Purnima marks the ending of Panchuka or Bagapanchuka vrata. During Panchaka, especially […]

Odia Panji 2017, Download Odia Panji, Odia Calendar 2017 for free

Oriya Panji or Oriya Calendar is here for free download. You can easily download the Odiya Panji in PDF or html format. And some other links are also provided for online monthly calendars. All these links are given in public interest for sensible usage. Odia Calendar 2017 PDF Download for free – Link – Kohinoor Calendar 2017 […]

Odiya Festivals 2010 – Major Oriya Festivals in June and July 2010

Orissa, the land of Puri Jagannath, celebrates various Hindu festivals throughout the year. Oriya festivals may vary drastically from other parts of India. In 2010 June and July months, numerous festivals are celebrated in Orissa. Jalakrida Ekadasi, Raja Sankranti, and Jagannath Purnima are the important festivals in June 2010. Puri Jagannath Rathyatra, Bahuda Yatra, Hari […]

Oriya Festivals in 2011 – Important Hindu Orissa Festivals in 2011

Here is the list of Oriya festivals in 2011. Orissa, the land of Puri Jagannath, celebrates various Hindu festivals throughout the year. Oriya festivals may vary drastically from other parts of India. Makar Sankranti, Maha Shivaratri, Holi, Maha Vishuba Sankranti, Puri Rathyatra, Durga Puja, and Diwali are the biggest festivals in Orissa. Maha Vishuba Sankranti […]

Sheetal Shashti 2010 – Shital Sasthi or Sital Sashti in Orissa

Sheetal Shashti, also spelt as Sital Sashti or Shital Sasthi, is the vow observed on the sixth day of the Shukla Paksha in the Jyeshta month. Sheetal Sashti 2010 date is 17th June, 2010. This festival is especially celebrated in Brahmin communities of Orissa. It is the marriage ceremony of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. […]

Gamha Dian or Gamha Diyan – Ritual in Orissa on Gamha Purnima

Gamha Dian or Gamha Diyan is the ritual or tradition performed in Orissa on Raksha Bandhan day. Gamha Dian is the celebration during Gamha Purnima. In 2012, Gamha Dian is performed on August 2. The ritual of Gamha Diyan is mainly celebrated by children and youths. During Gamha Dian, children and youth try to pluck […]