BOITA BANDANA UTSHAVA AND BALI YATRA IN ODISHA

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Boita bandana utshava and Bali yatra are two important annual events held on the Kartika purnima. They mark the conclusion of all religious activities of Kartika month which is considered as the most holy month of the lunar year. Both are the reminiscent of maritime trade that once flourished in the State. Boita bandana utshava is a socio-religious festival whereas, Bali yatra is a large trade fair.

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