Bhubaneswar: Khandagiri ‘Kumbha’ Mela will kick off at the foothills of Khandagiri and Udayagiri hills from February 12.
The mela takes off every year- on the auspicious day of Magha Saptami, the seventh day of lunar month of Magha as per Hindu calendar (English month – January or February).
A large number of saints, monks and followers of various Hindu religious sects from across the country will assemble on the outskirts of the city for the 10-day long religious and cultural event.
Kiosks selling items such as wooden utensils, bamboo, stone carvings and various household items will also come up at the fair.
In addition, visitors can also relish a wide range of local delicacies and enjoy performances by theatre troupes lined up in the evenings.