[box_info]Dhanu Jatra Festival – The Festival of Odisha , Bargarh District 2014 [/box_info]
Dhanu Jatra or Dhanu Yatra is a famous festival celebrated in Bargarh of Koshal region or Western Odisha.It is about the episode of Krishna and Balaram’s visit to Mathura to witness the ceremony of ‘Bow’ organised by their mama Kansa or Kamsa. Known as world’s biggest open air theatre, it is held at bargarh since 1947.
Dhanu Yatra is one of the biggest open air theater festivals in the world and is held in (December – January) at Bargarh District in Odisha. Dhanu Yatra is a 11-day festival and it chronicles the birth of Krishna and his childhood Leelas, visiting Mathura and the killing of Kansa. Bargarh is converted to Mathura and Ambapalli village on the outskirts of the town is the Gopapura (Lord Krishna’s village) and the river Jira which flows in between is river Yamuna. This drama is hosted in 14 open air theaters.