To pay tribute to the martyrs of Mauryan dynasty various Martial art acts are performed on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar at Dhauli Shanti Stupa.
Dedicated purely to the beauty of Konark Sun Temple and the elegance of Odissi dance, this festival is beyond religions and customs.
This festival is very auspicious for farming and agricultural activities in Orrisa.
The Rath or Chariot Yatra on this festival represents the journey of Lord Krishna from Gokul to Mathura.
Durga Pooja is the most important festival of Orissa which is magnificently celebrated all over the state of Orrisa.
This festival is celebrated to bring prosperity in agriculture fields and also to celebrate womanhood.
Devotees take a holy dip in the sea near Chandrabhaga beach and welcome the rising Sun with prayers.
The festival is celebrated when the Sun enters the orbit of Capricorn and by this time harvest of new paddy, sugarcane crops are over.
This festival is primarily attached to the Odissi dance form- Mayurbhanj Chhau. During this festival, people of Orissa worship Lord Shiva.