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Bargarh Dhanu Jatra to begin from Dec 23


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Bargarh:  The world famous annual Bargarh Dhanu Jatra will begin on December 23 this year and will continue till January 2, 2018 informed the District Collector today.

Dhanu jatra, an annual drama-based open air theatrical performance celebrated here, is considered as world’s largest open air theatre.

The 11-day festival is based on Krishna Leela and Mathura Vijay. The story begins with the legendary king of Mathura Kansa ascending the throne, and ends with Krishna killing his uncle Kansa.

During the festival, Bargarh becomes the city of Mathura, the river Jeera becomes the Yamuna and Ambapali situated on the other side of Jeera becomes Gopapura.

Significantly, Kansa can punish people with penalty for their mistakes during the festival.