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Kalinga Mahotsav

Kalinga Mahotsav alias National Festival of Martial Dance is one of the most important festivals of Orissa, organized by the Art Vision in collaboration with Orissa Tourism and Nalco. The festival is celebrated annually in the month of February for two days at Japanese Buddhist Temple, situated at the footsteps of the Shanti Stupa of Dhauli hill. The festival holds a great religious significance for people of Bhubaneshwar and its aim is to encourage people to follow the path of peace and calm, rather than fighting amongst themselves. Martial art dancers come from all over India come to Dhauli to participate in this Kalinga Mahotsav and perform various prominent martial dance forms like Kalaripayattu of Kerala, Thang Ta of Manipur and Chhow and Paika from Orissa.


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›› Dhauligiri Hill
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›› Pipli
›› Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves
›› Khandagiri Mela
›› State Handicrafts Museum
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