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Durga Puja

Durga Puja: Festival of Orissa

Durga Puja (September-October) symbolizes the commemoration of good over evil. Durga Puja in Orissa is celebrated with much fervor and pomp. The millennium city of Cuttack distinguishes itself for having the largest number of Puja Mandaps in the country only after Kolkata. Life comes to a stand-still in the city of Cuttack as crowds pour over the Puja Mandaps to enjoy the festivities. The entire city gets flooded with crowd and lights. Commercial activities take a huge leap during this festival and the entire city rejoices in the festive air. On the day succeeding 'Vijaya Dasami', the last day of Dussera, the images are taken in a spectacular procession for immersion in the river Kathajodi.

 

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