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Happy Odia New Year

Maha Bishubha sankranty is also known as mesha sankranty, The summer season also commences from this period. In 2011, the date of Maha Vishuba Sankranti is April 14. In Hindu Panchang followed in United States and Europe, Oriya New Year date is marked on April 14. People visit various temples and offer prayers and special…

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Makar Sankranti on Google

From Wikipedia : Makar Sankranti (Assamese: ??? ??????????, Kannada: ??? ?????????, Marathi: ??? ???????????, Nepali: ???? ???????????, Sanskrit: ??? ???????????, Tamil: ???????????, Oriya: Makara Shankranti, Telugu: ??? ?????????) or Sankranti or Sankranthi marks the transition of the Sun into Makara rashi (Capricorn) on its celestial path. Traditionally, this has been one of many harvest days…

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Three firsts at PURI

Image via Wikipedia My first experience with South Indian breakfast at the city of Puri dates back to the days of my high-school days when I stepped into one such restaurant making its debut at Grand Road on the first floor close to the Annapurna Theatre, the oldest of its kind of Orissa, perhaps.This novel…

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The Puri Sea-Beach

Image by mattk1979 via Flickr When I collected a few pebbles from the Puri Beach, I found the vast and cascading waves reminding me of my childhood days when I used to visit the same place with the same experience, but without so much crowd. The sea-bed has not changed, nor the charm it offered…

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Savitri Amabashya- the Sada Suhagan Festival

Savitri Mabasya, “the Sada Suhagan Festival of Hindu girls and women” is fast approaching. The mythological significance of the festival dates back to the legendary saga of Savitri and Satyaban of the days of yore.   Whether it is a story or a fact is immaterial to me, but the lasting and living impression it…

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Oh Mani Kanika! …………..I Salute You

I often wondered as to why the street I was born in was called “Mani Kanika” which is often misspelt as “Mani Karnika”. With a very scanty historical background and less of inquisitiveness, I never bothered to know the implication of the term or its genesis. However, on seeing the serial “Jhansi Ki Rani”, I…

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MANSA TARAKARI (MUTTON/LAMB CURRY)

  This is how chicken is prepared and customized for the people of the City of Puri (of Orissa State in India), the Land of Lord Jagannath. Preparation Time: Two Hours Cooking Time: One Hour INGREDIENTS Lamb  – 500gms cut into 2”-sized pieces. Cow Ghee – 2 tablespoons Turmeric Powder – 1 tablespoon Salt to…

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