Bargarh Dhanu Yatra from January 11


Bhubaneswar: The world’s largest open air theatre Bargarh Dhanu Yatra will be held from January 11 to January 21, 2019, Bargarh Collector Khagendra Kumar Padhi informed on Monday.

The 11-day festival is based on Krishna Leela and Mathura Vijay. It begins with enactment the grand wedding of Devaki and Basudeva, then traces the birth of Krishna and ends with death of the demon king Kansa.

During the festival, Bargarh town is made to resemble Mathura – the birthplace and homeland of Lord Krishna. While river Jeera of Bargarh is made to resemble river Yamuna, Amapali, located on the outskirts of the town, is transformed into Gopapura.