The architectural marvels are carefully crafted by a team of 75 carpenters under the watchful eyes of three Mukhya Biswakarmas (chief carpenters)— Bijay Mohapatra, Krushna Chandra Maharana and Nrusingha Mohapatra— within a 58-day deadline that begins on Akshya Trutiya.
While just two to three families prepare these cards in Puri district, there is only one family each in Sonepur, Ganjam and Gajapati districts who are carrying on with the tradition.
[Disclaimer: This piece of writing contains materials that you may find objectionable, encouraging rest of the communities to poke fun at you and demeaning an average person’s self-esteem. While proceeding you are admittedly siding with the author’s views and reading at your own risk. Go back if you are not.] I am an Odia. Proud […]
For the past couple of years, he has been visiting the Bhaskareswara Temple every single morning, spending his time there picking the trash on the grounds.
With a coastline of 485 km along the Bay of Bengal, Odisha is home to some of the best beaches in India. From Balasore to Ganjam, these pristine and beautiful beaches have everything to offer to a visitor from a clean sea bed to turquoise blue waters to golden sparkling sand.
In this era of two-minute research noodles made viral through smart memes and quick tweety wits, Subhas Chandra Pattanayak’s “Nabakalebara: Legends and Reality” (Shabdasparsha, 2015) is not one that everyone would probably want to read.