Bhubaneswar: The fifth edition of the three-day cultural festival under the name ‘Sisupalgarh Mahotsav’ began at Sisupalgarh Dussehra ground on the outskirts of the city here on Friday.

The Kalinga Association for Protection of Culture and Heritage (KAPOCH), a socio-cultural organisation, is hosting the festival.

Various dance forms, including Odissi, Gotipua, Chhau Nachha and animal mask dance, martial art like Malkhamb and Paika Akhada would be performed during the event.

The objective of celebrating the event is to create awareness among the public about the rich heritage and importance of Sisupalgarh.

The festival will conclude on January 06, 2019.