Friday, June 12, 2015

Bali Yatra and Kartika Purnima.

Bali Jatra is celebrated to mark the voyages made by ancient sea traders from odisha to Bali.It falls on the day of Kartik Purnima. On this day, miniatures of  the boats called boitas are rleased in ponds, rivers and the sea. Festival is celebrated for a week. A major annual trade fair is also held in cuttack.
Bali Jatra is also associated with Taapoi and rituals like Bhalukuni osha or Khuduruni asha and Bada Osha.Taapoi is closely assocociated  with the Bali jatra festival, which recalla traditional memories of young maidens waiting for the return of their sailor brothers.To commemorate this, the festival is celebrated this, the festival is celebrate every year from the the day of Kartika Purnima. The girl's wear dress and boy's wear Kurta and enjoy this day.

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