Bhubaneswar: The spirit of Christmas has gripped the capital city Bhubaneswar with people, irrespective of race and religion, indulging in the festive fervour.
The entire state 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. Similar arrangements have been made at a number of places across the state.
Starting from cattle shed to crucification, the life of Jesus Christ was depicted at the churches.
The decorated Good Shepherd Church in Balangir
(Photograph contribution by Jasmin Panda and Bimal Barik)