Locals Welcome New Year amidst Late Night Parties and Prayers

People during a party in a hotel in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Grand celebrations and late-night partying heralded in the New Year as the temple city Bhubaneswar partied long on Saturday night.

A number of festivities were organised at many top-notch star-category hotels, restaurants and clubs, in the city with the celebrations being organised in a grand manner. Unlimited drinks and food were the other major attractions at a few party venues.

People in a joyous mood on the eve of New Year


Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik conveying New Year wish to Hon’ble Governor, Dr S.C.Jamir at Raj Bhawan

Thousands of devotees on Sunday thronged the Jagannath Temple in Puri, to seek blessings from the lord on New Year’s Day.

Every year, thousands of devotees visit this temple to seek blessings from the lord for a healthy and bountiful New Year. In the view of a large gathering, the district administration and temple authority have made elaborate arrangements, erecting barricades to avoid stampede like situation.

Locals seen at Ram Mandir to seek blessings on New Year’s Day

Devotees Offering Prayers at Ram Mandir, Bhubaneswar on the New Year's Day on Tuesday


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