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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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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Scripting A Seaside Story

Scripting A Seaside Story

A date with the beach is always a welcome break from the mundane lives that we lead. So on a cloudy Sunday morning, I and four of my colleagues set out for a joyride to the Ramchandi beach from Bhubaneswar, the Capital City of Odisha. Adding a magical touch to…

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