A ‘Paika’ celebration sans religious bias

A ‘Paika’ celebration sans religious bias

Paika Nrutya is an integral part of Durga Puja celebration in villages of Khurda district DUSSEHRA is unique to Khurda in more ways than one. The autumn festival not only breathes in a new lease of life into the dying Paika Akhadas in the district, it also unites both Hindus…

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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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A band to bond with folk music

A band to bond with folk music

Adi Dhun is Odisha’s first folk band that aims to revive and promote the dying traditional music culture of Western Odisha ANCIENT and connected with nature, the folk music tradition of Western Odisha is unique in more ways than one. Gifted folk musicians from across the region, many of who…

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