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The famous ‘Dhanu Yatra’ in Baragarh for this year will begin from January 11, 2019 and continue till January 21.This is known as the world’s largest open air theatre festival.

Yesterday a special meeting was held by Bargarh collector to finalise the dates and roll out plans to ensure smooth conduct of the festival.

Superintendent of Police, Mukesh Bhamu, Bargarh MLA Devesh Acharya, MP Prabhas Kumar Singh, Dhanu Yatra committee secretary, Sureswar Satpathy and other government officials attended the meeting.

According to sources, discussion on selection of artists for the theater play will be held in the next meeting.

The 11-day festival is based on Krishna Leela and Mathura Vijay. The story begins with the demon king of Mathura, Kansa, also uncle of Lord Krishna, ascending the throne and concludes with his death.During this festival, Bargarh becomes the city of Mathura, the river Jeera becomes the Yamuna and Ambapali situated on the other side of Jeera becomes Gopapura.