Celebrating Dussehra & Durga Puja in Odisha | Shopping, Famous Pandals,  Food

Durga Puja in Odisha (Odia: ଦୁର୍ଗା ପୂଜା) is observed as Sharadiyo Durga Puja in the Oriya month of Aswina (September–October) and Kalipuja (October–November), which is celebrated with utmost solemnity, gaiety, and éclat.

The harvest time or Sharadiya function is known as different names in Odisha: Dussehra, Durgapuja, Akal Bodhan, Shodasa Upachara, Durgotsava, Sharadiya Utsava and so forth.

This time of the season feels so magical and beautiful. I'm sure that you will be feeling the same. 


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Sambalpuri Cotton Sarees:

Sambalpuri Saree is a traditional hand woven ikat or sari or saree (locally called sadhi) wherein the warp and the weft is tie-dyed before weaving. It is produced in the Bargarh, Sonepur, Sambalpur, Balangir district, Boudh District of Odisha. The saree is a traditional female garment in the Indian Subcontinent consisting of a strip of unstitched cloth ranging from four to nine meters in length that is draped over the body in various styles.

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These are the traditional designs that were produced in the village named Bomkai of Ganjam district of Odisha. Currently produced in Sonepur district of Odisha.

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Handwoven by the Bhulia weavers, the technique originated in the Bomkai region of Odisha. Using the Jala technique, the famed Bomkai patterns are intricately designed and woven into sarees.

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So, are you ready for all night revelry on the streets? We’ve curated the top pandals that need to be on your bucket list this Durga Puja. Check out the most anticipated pandals you won’t want to miss!

Satya Nagar, Bhubaneswar Not only will you be awestruck by the light decor here but also the details! Artisans are cutting dried leaves according to the design, painting it and then fixing it on the pandal structure.
Rasulgarh, Bhubaneswar Keeping with the eco-friendly theme, Rs.35 lakh has been spent on artisans from Bengal to build the entire marquee from mirrors, bangles and glass bottles. It also offers the easiest access for disabled people.
Saheed Nagar, Bhubaneswar Prepare you for a stunning visual as a 20 foot high silver backdrop fashioned with 30 large peacock figures is being prepared by 25 artisans.
Choudhury Bazaar, Cuttack The oldest chandi medha in town is now being embedded with gold. They also have a special treat in store for you; ‘dahi pakhal’ and ‘janhi poda’  as prasad!
Ganesh Ghat, Cuttack Witness a majestic five-headed Shiva idol, surrounded by trees and snakes worth Rs.80 lakh. The intrinsic silver filigree work has been going on for 6 months, you’ll have to see it to believe it!



Get ready to put smiles on your face and happiness on your plates! Take your taste-buds on a ride to uncover the food paradise that awaits you.

Biriyani Box, Patia, Bhubaneswar

Spoil yourself with the ultimate selection of lip-smacking biriyanis available at this local fix. The prompt and lively service promises never to bore you.

Mainland China, Nayapalli, Bhubaneswar

Be prepared to arrive at a magnificent buffet spread set amidst a beautiful ambience. Mainland China is known for injecting glorious authenticity into its food. And then some more.

Nakli Dhaba, Mayfair Lagoon, Bhubaneswar

Next, you might be begging for an encore of divine flavours. Nakli Dhaba is where you will get to experience the ASLI dhaba-cooked goodness with impeccable service.

Pabrai’s Fresh and Naturelle Ice Cream, Jayadev Vihar, Bhubaneswar

You don’t need an excuse to indulge in this guilty pleasure. Allow yourself to fall in love with the rich and natural ice-cream flavors here and become a fan!

Golden Spoon, Buxi Bazaar, Cuttack

Known for its variety of Indian and Chinese food, this old gem has established that Golden Spoon serves golden food! And if you’re lucky you’ll get to enjoy a live piano performance.


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