World Famous 220th Lanka Podi Jatra ,Mahaveer Khetra ,Daspalla , Nayagarh #Odisha
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Lankapodi Yatra is centuries old. From available records, it is believed that this Yatra started from 1802 AD. Sources from Daspalla Hostory by Nilamani Bisoi (1834) state that Raghunath Jew was set up by King Trilochan Bhanj (1753-1775). Read the History More .
Welcome to 220th Lankapodi Jatra at Mahaveer Khetra , Daspalla – Nayagarh – Odisha ,
Date of Lanka Podi Jatra 2014 :- Lanka Podi Yatra at Mahaveer khetra Daspalla to start on Ram Navami which will be celebrated on April 10th April 2020 and Lankapodi happens after 12th days of RamNavami is 20th April 2022 .
The Lanka Podi festival gets a special mention in the cultural kaleidoscope of Odisha because of the spectacular grandeur employed in presentation of Ramleela. The festival is an annual event for Daspalla, better known as Mahavir Khetra for housing a temple of Lord Mahavir (signifying Lord Hanuman), the presiding deity of the area.
During the festival days, daily one episode of Ramleela, the great epic of Ramayana, will be performed starting from the birth of Lord Ram. On the last day of the festival, demon Ravana is killed by Lord Rama and the victory of truth over evil is celebrated with colorful fireworks. Special attraction of the Yatra would be the movable 35-feet tall wooden idol of 10-headed Ravana and his Pushpaka Bimana.
A mile long street turns the arena from the temple to the improvised city of Lanka of Ravana. While the performance is done in phases, the acting area expands from place to place in the street where platforms are made for the characters, who reach from the temple in a procession each night. The artistes who participate in the festival observe strict penance.
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