Fairs and Festivals in Bhubaneswar




The city of Bhubaneswar is noted not only for its contemporary technological achievements, but also for its vibrant Oriya culture.

The Fairs and Festivals in Bhubaneswar also has a magnetic attraction for visitors from all over India and the world.

The Fairs and Festivals in Bhubaneswar are numerous and every one of them is distinct in its own special way.

The major Fairs and Festivals in Bhubaneswar are as follows:
  • Makar Mela: The Makar mela fair is held in the month of January. Makar Sankranti is celebrated with great fanfare in mid-January when the Sun enters the orbit of Capricorn. The Sun-god is worshipped with great fervor by the local population.

  • Megha Mela: Megha Mela fair is held during the months of January and February. Megha Mela is a colorful festival and is held at Khandagiri.

  • Maha Shivaratri: The festival of Maha Shivaratri is held during the months of February and March. Maha Shivaratri falls on the 14th night of Phalgun and is observed by devotees from all over the Indian subcontinent. The believers keep fast and perform Puja throughout the night.

  • Taratarini Mela: Taratarini Mela is held in the months of March and April. Taratarini Mela is one of Orissa's biggest fairs.

  • Ashokastami: Ashokastami -the Car festival of Lord Lingaraj is held at 'Chaitra' The protege of Lord Lingaraj is transported on a chariot from the main temple to Rameswar temple. After four days, the idol is returned.

  • Durga Puja: The festival of Durga Puja takes place during the months of September and October. Durga Puja represents the victory of good over evil.

  • Lakshmi Puja: Lakshmi Puja takes place in the months of September and October. Lakshmi Puja is observed with great devotion in Bhubaneswar.




Last Updated on 27 July 2012