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11 Days Long Dhanu Yatra Celebrations in Bargarh, Odisha

11 Days Long Dhanu Yatra Celebrations in Bargarh, Odisha: Details, Significance, Highlights

The 11-day long Dhanu Yatra festival is being organized in Bargarh, Odisha. This event features some special chapters of Lord Krishna's life.

Dhanu Yatra festival in Bargarh district of Odisha is transformed like Mathura of Uttar Pradesh. This year Dhanu Yatra festival started on 11th January 2019 and will continue until the next Paush Purnima 21st January 2019. 

Dhanu Yatra festival is the world’s largest open-air theatre event organised over 30 sq. km. in Bargarh district over 110 actors effortlessly and magically retell the mythological stories involving the childhood of Krishna and how the evil king Kansa meets his death at Krishna’s hands 

Although, depicting 'Krishna Leela' his uncle Kansa is in the main character. Kans' character is not limited to hero only, it is depicted as a social reformer

Bhubana lives the life of King Kansa, the mythological demon king, and rules the tiny western Odisha town of Bargarh, which turns into Mathura, his kingdom, for 11 days every year.




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