Christmas Celebrated across Odisha with Joy and Fervour

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Bhubaneswar: The entire state, including the capital city Bhubaneswar, is in a festive mood with people celebrating Christmas, the festival of love, joy and brotherhood with full zeal and fervour today.

Churches across the state are seen decorated with lights, candles, Christmas trees, bells and carols were sung to celebrate the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.

In Bhubaneswar, coloured lights, stars and bells gave a amazing looks to the St Vincent’s Catholic Church in Satya Nagar.

St Vincent’s Catholic Church in Satya Nagar decorated on the eve of Christmas

People seen offering prayer at St Vincent’s Catholic Church in Satya Nagar, Bhubaneswar

People seen lighting candles and offering flowers at St Vincent’s Catholic Church in Satya Nagar, Bhubaneswar

People seen congregating around the Baby Jesus to get blessings at St Vincent’s Catholic Church in Satya Nagar, Bhubaneswar

Churches, homes and streets in Western Odisha that has large Christian population – were seen decked up with lights and decorative items.

The decorated Good Shepherd Church in Balangir

Christmas trees and castles depicting the birth of Jesus Christ placed to commemorate the occasion at Good Shepherd Church in Balangir

Mother Mary’s Statue at Good Shepherd Church in Balangir

A house in Balangir decorated with lights for Christmas

Kids performing at a cultural programme organised in Balangir on the occassion of Christmas

Besides, large numbers of believers were seen thronging the churches all through the day today.

Gathering at CNI Church in Balangir

Sand art by International sand artist Mr. Manas Kumar Sahoo at Puri beach

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