The Chalanti Pratimas or moving images of the deities are given a ritual boat ride after being bathed in fragrant sandal-wood scented water. The festival is held in the month of Baisakh and is a great sight to attend.
Pipli Applique: Samiana (Canopies) and chhatris (umbrellas) that bear magnificent appliques and designs of great artistic skill are manufactured at Pipili and Puri. Brightly coloured patches of fabric, cut into animal and flower shapes, are sewn onto bed covers, cushions, wall hangings etc. The art form typically depended on four basis colours, red, white, black and yellow to produce a striking effect.
The Beach Festival of Puri is held on a beautiful beach namely Sea Beach, Swargadwara at Puri and comes as a celebration of the beauteous and splendid Oriya spirit. Being a festival of various classical and folk dances of India, thisfestival offers a unique opportunity to the visitors to interact with the local populace and enjoy the bountiful charms of Odisha (Orissa). The festival is also marked by an exhibition of Handicrafts, Handloom and Sand Art. To add more fun to the festival, events like fashion shows and rock shows are also made a part of it that leaves every present soul extremely happy and delighted.
It is an annual festival that unfolds the journey of Krishna from Gokul to Mathura. Eight thousand people haul the chariot. In this journey, Jagannath, Subhadra and Balabhadra are taken it in three chariots. The ropes of these chariots are pulled by thousands of devotees. It also symbolises a journey to light from the dark. It begins on the second day of the bright fortnight in the month of Asad, i. e. , June and July
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