Bhubaneswar: A two day-long mega celebration of Odisha’s culture, tradition, heritage & cuisine ‘Odisha Parba-2018 at Surat’ organised by New Delhi based Odia Samaj witnessed heavy footfall at Surat, the business capital of the state of Gujarat.
This festival gave an opportunity to the people of Gujarat and especially Surat to experience the unique art, culture, heritage, tradition, cuisine, dance, music and various other delights from this beautiful coastal state.
The festival also showcased the illustrious history and saga of the valour of Odisha’s brave hearts against the British Raj, through a multi projection 3D mapping film.
Cultural performances including live performance by Abhijeet Majumdar, Baboo Panigrahi and Sohini Mishra and Besides Gahani by Bharat Leela Ganjam, Animal mask dance, Bonda dance, fusion dance of Odisha classical and Garba dance enthralled the audience.
Sambalpuri dance, Paika theme song dance, Mangala Ghata Nritya from Bhanjanagar gave ample enjoyment to the masses.
Besides, Sand Art, Jagannath Bhog, Odia Cuisine, handlooms and handicrafts and multi projection film on Indomitable spirit of Odisha were some of the special attractions of Odisha Parba at Surat.
The entrance gate designed in the shape of holy chariots of Lord Jagannath replicates the holy spirit of Odisha. A Grand stage was set up reflecting the valour and legacy of Odisha. The food stall on the theme ‘Na Tiana Chha Bhaja’ added to the odia ambience.