Author: Dinabandhu Nayak

The ancient Sabara Srikhetra Jagannath Temple of Koraput district is among one of the most treasured Jagannath temples across the state of Odisha. The temple is not only a centre for offering to the trinity but also an acclaimed place for divine consciousness of Lord Jagannath. The temple has been named such as it is located atop the hill known as Sabara Srikhetra. History of the Temple Historians believe that the temple was constructed somewhere around the 12th century. Both the exteriors and interiors of the temple have been built in typical ancient Indian architectural styles. It is also believed that…

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The world of Odia literature has always fascinated its readers. Be it mythological, fictional, novels or short stories and poems, the gems of Odisha have thrived their dedication completely into the literature. Talking about Odisha after independence, a few have emerged as the jewels of Odia literature and have taken the fiction to a new level. courtesy Gopinath.in In the early 1950s, the era of Odia fiction was established by Byasa Kabi Fakir Mohan Senapati and some writers carried the flow forward with their diligent contributions. After Manoj Das, one of such honorary fiction writers who has given his best…

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by Aishwarya Samanta|Published November 9, 2020-Updated November 9, 2020 The nineteenth century brought with itself a new surge of agitation in the state of Odisha when the Odia language was overpowered and neglected. At that time, the territory of Odisha extended from the long stretches of Ganga to Godavari but as ages passed, it succumbed to disintegration. The downfall came as a flair of Mukundadeva’s death and continued till 1936. As time passed, the territory started disintegrating and neighbouring provinces of Bengal, Madras, Central provinces and Bihar took over the charge. Behind the scenes, the odia language was now reduced to the level…

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The Lord of the Universe, Lord Jagannath is the living deity of Hindus and by worshipping Him all the sins are said to be swept away. Puri Temple or Shri Mandira, is the living place of Shri Jagannath. Every day, there are a number of rituals, prayers and cuisines offered to Lord Jagannath by the Temple priests called Sevayatas and Daitapati. The Beshas or incarnations of Lord Jagannath are the customs followed in which the three deities Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra are made to wear religious and sacred clothes of cotton and silk fabrics, Gold Ornaments studded with precious stones, flowers of different varieties, tulsi…

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