Culture of Odisha Current Affairs, GK & News

Raja Parba- Odisha’s Famous Festival

Raja Parba festival has started being celebrated in Odisha on June 14, 2021. It is a 3-day festival that celebrates womanhood. Key Points It is believed that, during this period Mother Earth menstruates and prepares herself for future agricultural activities as the monsoon arrives. This festival is synonymous with varieties of cakes (pithas). Thus, Odisha ..

Month: 

Category: 

Topics: 

Pattachitra Art – Key facts

Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi applauded a girl from Odisha named Bhagyashree in his mann ki baat programme. The girl has mastered the art of creating Pattachitra on various themes using the soft stones. The girl boosted her skill during the lockdowns and created pattachitra art works on unused bottles, electric bulbs and various glass ..

Month: 

Category: 

Topics: 

Patachitra

The ongoing lockdown conditions to curb the COVID-19 spread has affected the patachitra painters of Odisha and West Bengal. About Patachitra Patachitra is a type of traditional painting style that is practiced in Odisha and West Bengal. The term ‘Patachitra’ is derived from Sanskrit words- ‘pata’ meaning cloth and ‘chitra’ meaning picture. A patachitra painting ..

Topics: 

Chaitra Jatra festival cancelled amid coronavirus outbreak

The famous annual Chaitra Jatra festival is celebrated in the state of Odisha. The festival which was scheduled to be held on March 17 at the Tara Tarini hill shrine of the state was cancelled as a precautionary measure against COVID-19 outbreak. According to the state officials, more than 1.5 lakh visitors usually arrive for ..

Topics: 

A music and dance festival ‘Sopan 2019’ started in New Delhi

On 1st February, a music and dance festival ‘Sopan 2019’ has started at Central Park in New Delhi to encourage young and upcoming artistes to take up traditional art forms. The fest is organised by Sahitya Kala Parishad and the Delhi government in association with New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC). It is an attempts to ..

Topics: