Thursday, December 10, 2015

Chaiti Festival, Rayagada

Chaiti Festival" or "Rayagada Mahotsav" is the official annual mass cultural festival of Rayagada district, India. It is one among the major visitor attractions in the district.

The festival started in 2005 in the district to give a boost to tribal culture.The cultural fest is observed in the Block levels and Sub divisional levels in addition to the district level. 

The first Chaiti Festival was organised as a mass festival by the then District Magistrate Dr. Pramod Kumar Meherda. Since then Chaiti festival has been organised every year. But for some reason it was discontinued during 2008. In 2009, Shri K.G.Mahapatra, the then Collector of the district revived the tradition. This festival celebrate all Boys and Girls wear in Traditional  Saree.  

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