Cultural in Bhubaneswar

Adivasi Mela

Bhubaneswar goes tribal for the annual Adivasi Mela festival, celebrating the art, dance and handicrafts of Odisha’s indigenous communities.

Religious in Bhubaneswar

Ashok Ashtami

Amid much celebrations, the idol of Lord Lingaraj is taken by chariot to the Rameswaram Temple for a four-day stay, and then brought back after a ritual bathing ceremony at the Bindu Sagar.

Religious in Bhubaneswar

Maha Shivaratri

Devotees fast and perform pujas (prayers or offerings) invoking Shiva throughout the night, then throng to witness the priest placing a sacred lamp on top of Lingaraj Mandir.