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Fairs & Festivals of Odisha

Orissa being a land of ancient and sacred temples, and a state where three religions flourished, is thronged by pilgrims throughout the year. There are a large number of fairs and festivals celebrated in the state. There are festivals relating to each religion, tribal festivals, festivals relating to Lord Jagannath, the presiding deity of the Puri Temple, and many seasonal exhibitions and fairs as well as special festivals such as the Konark Festival, the Rajarani Music Festival, the Puri Beach Festival etc..
Religious Festivals
Major Religious Festivals:
Mahashiva RatriDurga PujaGanesha ChaturthiLakshmi PujaDeepavaliDusserahDola Purnima (Holi), Akshyaya TrutiyaGahma PurnimaMakara SankrantiAshokashtamiNuakhaiBasanta PanchamiHingula YatraPrathamastamiBaseli PujaJanmastamiRaja SankrantiChaitra ParbaKartika PurnimaRama NavamiKhudurukuni OsaSavitri BrataDhanu Yatra,
Kumar PurnimaShamba DasamiSital ShashtiMagha SaptamiVisuva SamkrantiViswakarma Puja.Jagannath Temple Festivals
Major Jagannath Temple Festivals:
Rath YatraChandan YatraDevasnana PurnimaBasanta PanchamiChitou AmavasyaNava Kalebara.

Special festivals
Major Special Festivals:

Puri Beach Festival,  Konark FestivalKalinga MahotsavRaja Rani Music FestivalShreekstra UtsavEkamra Utsav,
Dhauli MahatsovaFolk Dance Festival,  Khandagiri Festival,  Konark Dance & Music FestivalParab Festival

Tribal Festivals
Major Tribal Festivals:
Chaita ParvaKarama FestivalBali JatraSume-GelirakBija PanduKedu FestivalMaghe Parab

Fairs & Exhibitions
Major Fairs & Exibitions:
Bali YatraMagha MelaTaratarini MelaJoranda MelaMakar Mela

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