Deepavali – Festival of lights 


Diwali is called the Festival of Lights and is celebrated to honor Rama-chandra, the seventh avatar (incarnation of the god Vishnu). It is believed that on this day Rama returned to his people after 14 years of exile during which he fought and won a battle against the demons and the demon king, Ravana.

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Sarnath

Sarnath is a city located 13 kilometres north-east of Varanasi near the confluence of the Ganges and the Varuna rivers in Uttar PradeshIndia. The deer park in Sarnath is where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma, and where the Buddhist Sanghacame into existence through the enlightenment of Kondanna. Singhpur, a village approximately one kilometre away from the site, was the birthplace of Shreyansanath, the Eleventh Tirthankara of Jainism, and a temple dedicated to him, is an important pilgrimage site.

Odisha Parba 2017 – Celebration of the state’s culture, tradition, heritage and cuisine.

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Odisha Parba 2017, India Gate lawn, New Delhi, India

Odisha Parba, a three-day festival which brought the rich culture and heritage of the coastal state to Delhi.

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Odisha Parba 2017, India Gate lawn, New Delhi, India

Cultural performances include a contemporary dance recital. Then there are recitals, of lesser-known folk dances such as Jhumar, Ghumura and better known ones such as Mayurbhanj Chhau.

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Odisha Parba 2017, India Gate lawn, New Delhi, India

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Organised by Odia Samaj, the event was a celebration of the state’s culture, tradition, heritage and cuisine.

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Odisha Parba 2017, India Gate lawn, New Delhi, India
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Odisha Parba 2017, India Gate lawn, New Delhi, India

An amazing cultural Odisha Parba organised by odiya samaj. Beautiful presentation of odiya tradition, culture, heritage and cuisine.