Odisha is a truly impressive and spectacular place, famous for its heritage sites, unpolluted beaches, pilgrimage etc.
Odisha provides a lot of sightseeing opportunities which attracts tons of tourists yearly.
So, let me introduce you to two astounding festivals from the state.
The first is the sand art festival of Konark usually held from 1st to 5th December at Chandrabhaga beach, Konark, Puri.
Sand art is the art of making sculptures using sand. The artists who participate are expected to follow certain rules. They can only use the beach sand, water and hand tools. No machinery tools are allowed.
Artist are supposed to start their work on the first day (morning) and they should be ready with their sculptures by the evening when the festival is inaugurated.
The festival is for five days so the artists have to make a new sculpture every day. Artists have to keep in mind that their sculpture should not hurt the religious sentiment of the people in any way.
The second festival I want to tell you about is the Konark Dance festival which is going to take place from 19th to 23rd February at Konark.
Have you heard of the Sun Temple at Konark? It is a world heritage site. This is where the dance festivals happens.
Some of the best dancers of the country come to perform here. The aim of the festival is to promote Indian classical dances.
Hope you liked reading about the festivals. Do visit the wonderful state of Odisha!