Bali Jatra to be held from November 23
Cuttack: The world famous Bali Jatra will be held from November 23 this year at Bali Jatra Ground and will continue for ten days.
Cuttack district Collector Aravind Agrawal today informed that the largest trade fair of the state will be organised as per the guidelines set by the National Green Tribunal (NGT).
The annual grand festival is held on the banks of Mahanadi river in Cuttack, to mark the day when ancient Sadhabas(ancient meriners) would set sail to distant lands of Bali, for trade and cultural expansion.
It also marks the culmination of all the religious festivities held in the month of Karthik, which is considered as the most auspicious month of the 12 months in a calendar year.
Bali Jatra also provides a lot of cultural programs to the millions of people from all over the nation who come to experience it.
The large open fair also provides several attractions for children, and food stalls selling Oriya delicacies (Cuttacki Dahivada 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.