From Clay Moulds to Devi

From Clay Moulds to Devi

In the age of modernity, puja committees elsewhere in the country are experimenting with the look and theme of Maa Durga, but those in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar have their trust ingrained in the time-honoured traditions. One such tradition lies with the divine face of the Goddess, which has remained unchanged…

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Royal Traditions

Royal Traditions

Royal families of Odisha continue to celebrate Durga Puja with complete adherence to its unique rituals IN a red saree and decked up in golden ornaments, Goddess Kanak Durga looks resplendent in the illuminated temple on the premises of recently renovated Nilagiri Palace. Every autumn, the palace that was constructed…

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Shakti cult in Ekamra Kshetra

Shakti cult in Ekamra Kshetra

Considered a great centre of Shaivism, Bhubaneswar is also home to several Shakti shrines. In fact, the earliest form of Shakti worship in Odisha in the form of Stambhesvari is there at Bhubaneswar’s Bhuasuni temple. According to ancient scriptures, it was during the Bhauma period that Shaktism first made its…

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