Harirajpur’s Panchudola Melana

Almost every rituals of Odisha potrays deities in human alike forms along with their humanly behaviour and yearnings. Devout eyes of Odia beholds Jagannatha as the Supreme entity of the Universe and all of a sudden treat him like his closest pal, abuses him devotedly lamenting on his situation. The very next moment adores him…

The Abode of Amareshwara

Amareshwara temple situared at Buxi Bazar, Cuttack Cuttack, being an ancient city, stands in pride as a treasure trove of historic as well as religious monuments. Amareshwara temple is as such. Although it’s a lesser known temple outside the city, it bears numerous mythical importances. ‘Amareshwara’ by the term defines the deity who blesses with immortality. It’s believed…

Deity’s nuptials

Skanda Purana, the largest Mahapurana, describes Lord Vishnu comes down to earth in a human form as Shri Jagannatha during Kali-Yuga. Displaying divine traits or ‘Leelas’, the Lord depicts that there is no distinction between the social and the spiritual life and the social life is nothing other than a manifestation of divinity. Four days…

The Art of Pattachitra

Considering the medium, the paintings of Odisha can be divided into three categories, i.e; painting on cloth or canvas is known as ‘Patta Chitra’, paintings on walls is called ‘Bhitti Chitra’ and painting on palm leaf where art is engraved with a sharply pointed slender piece of metal, namely ‘Lekhani’, is called ‘TalaPatra Chitra’ or…