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Kartika Purnima

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Kartika Purnima

On this auspicious day of Kartika Purnima, Thousands of People across Odisha are taking bath and also floating Diyas, Boats since early morning at various ponds, rivers, pilgrimage places and also visiting temples. Known as the Boita Bandana (boat festival), this is supposed to be a mass commemoration of the maritime glory of the people of Odisha, which was known as Kalinga in ancient times. It reminds the glory of the state. In olden days the Sadhbas (sea traders) used to go distant islands like Java, Sumatra etc. for their trade. The women were giving them a hearty send-off on...

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