Odisha (Orissa) Cultural Events

Adivasi Mela 2013

The Capital City is all geared up for the fortnight-long annual Adivasi Mela (tribal fair) at the sprawling Adivasi Grounds here on Saturday. One of the most exciting annual fairs in the Capital’s cultural calendar, it is being hosted by the ST & SC Development Department to highlight tribal life, tradition and culture of the …

The second edition of the famous Surf Festival is back. India Surf Festival 2013 commences on January 25th – 27th. Beach lovers from all over the world would love to be here and to riders across all states, here is an event you’ll love to ride to.The spirit of the event is to encourage ONENESS …

Rajarani Music Festival 18-20 January 2013

The people of Orissa have always expressed their quest for creativity in any and every form. The Rajarani Music Festival held in the beautiful courtyard of the Rajarani Temple in Bhubaneswar is one such occasion to celebrate the richness and originality of Indian classical music. Evening concerts by great maestros of Indian Classical music fill …

Mukteswar Dance Festival 14-16 January 2013

Mukteswar Temple in Bhubaneswar, famous for its elegantly carved arched gateway is considered as one of the finest examples of Orissan architecture.The complex of this legendary temple serves as the venue of the Mukteswar Dance Festival. This festival celebrates the unrivalled charisma of Odissi, the classical dance form of Orissa. Star Odissi dancers tapping their …

International Odissi Dance Festival-2012

Guru Kelu Charan Mohapatra Odissi Research Centre under the aegis of Deptt. of Tourism & Culture, Govt. of Odisha is organising the International Odissi Dance Festival from 23’d to 29th December – 2012 at Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar. The main objective of this festival is to bring the legendary, established, senior and talented Odissi Dancers in …

7th Toshali National Crafts Mela 2012

Held in the idyllic setting of the temple city of Bhubaneswar, Toshali National Crafts Mela is a unique showcase of the spirit of rural India. This event provides a huge platform for various talented artists, painters, weavers, sculptors and craftsmen from around the country as well as other SAARC nations to display their creativity. An …

National Tribal Dance Festival 2012

The stage is set for the three-day National Tribal Dance Festival which began on Monday. Providing a glimpse into the rich tribal arts and dance forms, this year’s festival feature tribal dance troupes from Meghalaya, Assam, Tripura and various parts of the State. Troupes representing 62 tribes, inhabiting the State, are slated to present their …

Dhauli Kalinga Mahotsav 2012

The ninth edition of the annual Dhauli-Kalinga Mahotsav, the festival exclusively dedicated to contemporary, folk and martial art dance forms, has begun at the foothills of the historic Dhauli Stupa on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar from December 10 to 14. Dhauli, the important historic site where the gospel of peace has been propounded by the …

Chandipur Beach Festival 2012

One of nature’s many wonders, the sea recedes massively from the beach during ebb and returns to fill the emptiness during high tide. This hide-and-seek of the sea comes to play twice a day and seeing the sea disappear and then return is an unforgettable experience. Chandipur lies around 200 km from state capital Bhubaneswar. …

Konark Festival 2012

Follow the rainbow across the scintillating sea shore at Konark to the magnificent portals of a temple. 35 kms to the north-east of Puri lies the World Heritage Monument, the Sun Temple of Konark. Twelve hundred craftsmen had toiled hard for 12 long years to erect this monumental wonder where 12 year’s revenue was spent. …

International Sand Art Festival 2012

Odisha Tourism presents International Sand Art Festival-Though short-lived,sand sculpture with exquisite sensibility can take you to ecstacy.As an art form,entqined with the rich cultural heriatge of artistic Odisha,Sand Art stand apart as a class of its own. As many 20 Indian and 10 foreign artists will be participating in the second edition of the International Sand …

18th International Puri Beach Festival 2012

Since 1993 the city of Puri is hosting the Puri Beach Festival founded by then chief Minister late Sri Biju Pattanaik, he selected the name Puri  Beach Festival.  The biggest cultural show on a sea beach in India. Each day more than five  hundreds artists perform cultural programmes for a period of seven days.The activities include …

Odisha (Orissa) Koraput Parab Festival 2012

The culture of any community is closely associated and assimilated with its history since time immemorial. Further the existence of culture is the base of history. Therefore, the craze to know the way of life of any community requires study and analysis of cultural history of that tribe deeply. If one thinks of cultural history …

International Theatre Festival Olympiad Cuttack 2012

In order to promote creative theatrical expression and artistic enrichment and to boost national integrity, international amity and universal brotherhood through cross-cultural synthesis and social assimilation, the Silver City of Cuttack—arguably the cultural capital of Odisha—is all set to host the 20th edition of Theatre Olympiad from Monday evening. The mega event, tipped to be …