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Name of the Fair/Festival  

Day and Month as per Lunar Calendar

  Date and Month

 Important Places of Observance

1.

Eleven days preceding Pausa Purnima  

 

Bargarh (Distr. Bargarh)  

2.

Folk Dance Festival  

-  

 

Sambalpur  

3.

Makar Mela  

Makar Sankranti  

 

Atri, Kalijai (Chilika), Jagatsinghpur, Jashipur, etc  

4.

Kalahandi Utsav

-

 

Bhawanipatna

5.

Saraswati Puja  

Magha Sukla Panchami  

 

Throughout Orissa   

6.

Adivasi Mela (Tribal Festival)  

-  

 

Bhubaneswar  

7.

Magha Saptami  

Magha Sukla Saptami  

 

Chandrabhaga (Konark)  

8.

Khandagiri Mela  

One week from Magha Sukla Saptami  

 

Khandagiri-Udayagiri  

9.

Joranda Mela  

Magha Sukla   Chaturdashi  

 

Joranda (Dist.Dhenkanal)  

10.

Kalinga Mahotsav

-

 

Dhauli, Bhubaneswar

11.

Maha Shivaratri

Falguna Krushna Chaturdashi  

 

Bhubaneswar, Kapilas, Mahendragiri, Sarankul, Aradi, Huma, Khiching,etc.  

12.

Konark Dance and Music Festival   

-  

 

Konark  

13.

Dola & Holi

Falguna Purnima and the day following

 

Throughout Orissa  

14.

Taratarini Yatra

2nd and 3rd Tuesday of Chaitra

 

Taratarini Pitha (Dist. Ganjam)  

15.

Ashokastami  

Chaitra Sukla Astami

 

Bhubaneswar  

16.

Sriram Navami  

Chaitra Sukla Navami

 

Bhubaneswar, Odagaon and Saptasajya  

17.

Jhamu Yatra  

Last Tuesday of Chaitra

 

Kakatpur (Dist.Puri)  

18.

Utkal Divas

-  

 

Bhubaneswar and other places  

19.

Chaitra Parba 

Chhow Festival  

Three days preceding Maha Bishuba Sankranti

 

Baripada  
(Dist. Mayurbhanj)

20.

Chadak Mela  

Three days preceding Maha Bishuba Sankranti

 

Chandaneswar
(Dist-Balasore)

21.

Nrusimhanath Mela  

Baisakha Sukla Chaturdashi

 

Nrusimhanath and Harishankar  

22.

Sitalasasthi  

Jyestha Sukla Sasthi

 

Sambalpur  

23.

Snana Yatra  

Jyestha Purnima

 

Puri  

24.

Raja Parba  

One day before and after Raja Sankranti

 

Puri, Cuttack, Keonjhar and other places  

25.

Rath Yatra  

Asadha Sukla Dwitiya

 

Puri,Kendrapara, Baripada, Berhampur and throughout Orissa  

26.

Jhulana Yatra  

Sraban Sukla Dasami to Purnami

 

Puri and 
Ali (Kendrapara

27.

Biswakarma Puja  

Kanya Sankranti

 

Throughout Orissa  

28.

Ganesh Puja  

Bhadrab Sukla Chaturthi

 

Paradeep 
Throughout Orissa  

29.

Nuakhai  

Bhadrak Sukla Panchami

 

Orissa in general and western part of Orissa in particular  

30.

Durga Puja   

Aswina Sukla Saptami to Dasami

 

Orissa in general and Cuttack in particular  

31.

Gajalaxmi Puja (Kumar Purnima)  

Aswina Purnima

 

Dhenkanal and 
kendrapara Town  

32.

Mondei  

-

 

Nawarangapur

33.

Vedavyas Sangeet Nrutya Utsav 

-

 

Rourkela

34.

Deepavali  

Kartika Amabasya

 

Throughout Orissa  

35.

Anla Navami  

Kartika Sukla Navami

 

Sakhigopal  (Dist-Puri)

36.

Bada Osha  

Kartika Sukla Chaturdashi 

 

Dhabaleswar (Dist-Cuttack)

37.

Bali Yatra  

Kartika Purnima

 

Cuttack, Paradeep, Konark & Balugaon (Chilika)  

38.

Parab (Tribal Festival)  

-  

 

Koraput  

39.

Beach Festival 

-

 

Puri

40

Konark Dance Festival  

-  

 

Konark

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