Cuttack Bali Jatra 2021 to be held from November 19 this year

The world-famous Cuttack Bali Jatra (ବାଲିଯାତ୍ରା) festival will start from November 19 as per the guidelines set by the National Green Tribunal. Bali Jatra also provides a lot of cultural programs to the millions of people from all over the nation who come to experience it.

Cuttack Bali Jatra 2021 to be held from November 19 this year

As we know Bali Jatra means Journey to Bali is the major Boita Bandana festival held at Cuttack on Kartik Purnima. It is considered to be one of Asia's largest open trade fairs. This festival is held in Cuttack, Odisha at Gadagadia Ghata of the Mahanadi river.

Cuttack Bali Jatra 2021 to be held from November 19 this year

Bali Jatra is celebrated to mark the day when ancient Sadhabas (Odia sailors) would set the cruise to distant lands of Bali, as well as Java (at the time of the journey known as "Yawadvipa"), Sumatra, Borneo (all in Indonesia), and Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) for trade and cultural expansion. To commemorate this, the festival is celebrated every year from the day of Kartika Purnima (full moon day of the month of Kartika) according to the Odia calendar.

Cuttack Bali Jatra 2021 Date, Place

  • Date: 19 November 2021 (Kartika Purnima)
  • Venue: Gadagadia Ghata of the Mahanadi river, Cuttack, Odisha
  • Official name: Bali Jatra
  • Also called: Voyage to Bali
  • Observed by: Odias
  • Type: Cultural

The large open fair also provides several attractions for children, and food stalls selling Odia delicacies (Moton chop, Crans chop, Katak Dahibara Aludum, Thunka puri, Barafa pan, Gupchup, etc.) from different parts of the state, and other vendors selling Handicraft product, Handloom Product, curiosities, and other gifts.

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