Bhubaneswar: Denizens of Bhubaneswar savoured Pakhala, a traditional Odia dish, on Monday in order to welcome the summers. Pertinently, March 20 is being celebrated as the Pakhala Divas by all Odias across the world.
Restaurants in the capital city were also seen celebrating the day by offering special menu on Pakhala along with numerous traditional Odia dishes.
Apart from this, people were seen taking to various social networking sites to share stories of their attachment with Pakhala.
Wishing all Odias on the occasion of Pakhala Divas, acclaimed sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik created a sand sculpture at Puri beach.