Showing posts with label Odisha Tourism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Odisha Tourism. Show all posts

19 Nov 2019

The design of houses always attracts people. Each and every person have their dream to make their dream house and all do accordingly. Some people build the house with lots of money and some with huge decorative things. But everybody is creating their house as per their dream.



Apart from all the house designs, some colorful designs of Tribal houses always attract more people. In some places, tourists come to visit their village just because of these attractive houses.

Tribal house is a subgenre of house music that combines traditional house music with world music. It is similar in structure to the deep house but provides elements of ethnic or indigenous musical percussions (typically conga drums or its synthesized derivative).


Apart from the traditional Adivasi house, now they are decorating the whole house in a different way which attracts more people. That typical and unique color of walls, the designed decorations with a neat and clean environment gives positive vibes.


Not only the walls but the whole design of the houses are also different and they make these houses in such a way that the overall look of the house appears like the most attractive place.



* All these images are taken by Sudarsan Swain sir and published here with his permission.


24 Oct 2019

Biranchi Narayan Temple in one Sun Temple in Bhadrak under Odisha Tourism. It's another Sun Temple after Konark Sun Temple and the Biranchi Narayan Temple of Buguda, Ganjam.


Sri Biranchinarayan Temple is in Palia village, which is located around 15 kilometers (9.3 mi) from Bhadrak Town. It's on the south side of Bhadrak, on the way from Bhadrak to Chandabali. It occupies a significant place in the cultural map of Odisha state of India.


The standing Biranchi Narayan Temple stands as evidence of the heritage of Surya Upasana in Odisha. Biranchi Narayan is another name for Lord Surya, the Sun God of light and luster. The existing temple is dedicated to Biranchi-Narayan, who is enshrined as a roughly four-faced image of the Sun.


A square stone slightly tapering towards the top contains four carved images of the Sun, god in relief, on the four sides of a slab. The figures hold two lotuses in two hands, as usual, and are depicted standing on chariots drawn by seven horses. Architecturally, the temple can be dated to the 13th century. It was renovated and reconstructed at the beginning of the 20th century by the generosity of a local zamindar.


Architecture

In general, the structure exhibits the Kalingan style of temple architecture. The peculiarities of the temple include the two doorjambs of the eastern door, which probably originally belonged to a Saiva temple and were reused in the present temple during a renovation. The sculptures and carvings of the two doorjambs bear a close resemblance to the Siva temples of Bhubaneswar and Khiching of the 10th or 11th century AD.


Festivals

The main festival of this temple is Ratha Saptami or so-called Maagha Saptami. And another main festival is Samba Dashami. Since Samba, the son of Lord Krishna got cured by worshiping Sun, this festival is celebrating with joy.



  • All these photographs are taken by Jagannath Panigrahi.
  • And the data written about the temple are collected from different sources on the Internet.

Further Reading

1 Aug 2019


Odisha is considered one of the most beautiful states of India for the jungles, lakes, waterfalls, hill areas, etc. The actual beauty of Odisha comes out in the Rainy Season.  Here we have shared some beautiful photos of Odisha from the three Major Districts which are considered to be the most beautiful districts of the state.

Rayagada

Rayagada is a district of meadows, forests, waterfalls and terraced valleys, peopled by many primitive tribal groups. The scenic beauty and heritage on the land is an unexplored paradise.

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The pattern of people living in the district show unity in diversity of races, languages, and culture. The Scheduled Tribes living in the district possess dissimilar economics ranging from food gathering to settled cultivation. Their languages/dialects, societies and culture show inter-societal and -cultural variations because of the ethnic mosaic.

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Kalahandi

The Kalahandi region had a glorious past and great civilization in ancient time. Archaeological evidence of stone age and Iron Age human settlement has been recovered from the region. Asurgarh offered an advanced, well civilized, cultured and urban human settlement about 2000 years ago in the region. In South Asia, it is believed that the lands of Kalahandi district and Koraput district were the ancient places where people started cultivation of paddy. 

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Koraput

Koraput is a part of the tribal belt in southern Odisha. As the term 'tribal' often denotes a negative connotation, the indigenous people here prefer to be known as Adivasis, i.e. "original inhabitants". Many different Adivasi communities live in this district. This place is known as the Heaven on Earth for the scenic beauties.

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* All these photographs are taken by Alisa Sahu.
* She had shared these on her Twitter handle, and all are posted here with her knowledge. If you wish to share these, then please take the appropriate permission from her.
* Some contents are taken from Wikipedia.

28 Jul 2019


Dagara Beach, one of the scenic beach in Balasore, Odisha that draws local tourists during weekends. The best part of the beach is less crowded unlike the beaches of Puri or Konark. Mainly, the beach is famous for the red crabs, silvery sand, and Casuarina evergreen trees. It is one of the few beaches from which both sunrise and sunset can be viewed over the Bay of Bengal. 




Visitors come to enjoy the pleasant picnic areas, especially around the Christmas and New Year holiday season, which is known as the best picnic time in Odisha or India. Fishing by small boats with the local fishing flock is very popular here.




Dagara Beach is relatively unknown beyond the states of Odisha and West Bengal, but the state government is taking measures to promote tourism in the area. Recently, a beach festival has been launched.

The Dagara Beach Festival attracts thousands of visitors from the state of Odisha and neighboring West Bengal. The festival is a platform for performing artists and connoisseurs of classical dance.

The local city from here is Jaleswar which is 40 kilometers away. And it's just 45 kilometers away from Digha, the very famous Beach of Balasore and West Bengal. And the main town of the district Balasore is just 62 kilometers away from this beach.


  • All these photographs are taken by Surykam Dey.


5 Oct 2018

Nirmaljhara is renowned for Lord Vishnu and a beautiful water stream, which is situated near Khallikote (Odisha) and a distance of 60 to 70 km from Berhampur. This water stream name as Nirmaljhara flows out from an image of Lord Vishnu's feet. Over the year the beautiful stream has evolved as one of the famous tourist sport and pilgrim places. The Nirmala Jhara flows from the from the Badaghati Mountains in the Eastern Ghats.


Along with the Vishnu temple, there are several temples like Jagannatha, Bimala, Radhakrushna, Nilakantheswara, Ganesha, etc inside the campus area. According to the history, these temples are made by Balunkeswar Maharaj, the King of Khalikot in around 1700 AD.


Some days before, one of our friends, Jolly Bisoyi had visited this place and she had captured these beautiful clicks and also wrote this blog for us. 










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