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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

India One Shot

Orissa has an ancient maritime legacy. There was a time when not a sail unfurled in the Bay of Bengal without the blessings of the Rajas of Kalinga. Every winter on Kaarthick Purnima ships set sail for South East Asia. The festival celebrating this event takes its name from the ceremonial planting of various grains in wet sand, though some scriptures claim it gets its name from the destination the ships sailed for. Name this festival which is still celebrated in Orissa with great pomp?

2 comments:

Sharat Nambissan said...

Bali yatra...It had to be the name of some place in SE asia. The rest was left to wiki.

Debasish said...

Bali Yatra it is.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

India One Shot

Orissa has an ancient maritime legacy. There was a time when not a sail unfurled in the Bay of Bengal without the blessings of the Rajas of Kalinga. Every winter on Kaarthick Purnima ships set sail for South East Asia. The festival celebrating this event takes its name from the ceremonial planting of various grains in wet sand, though some scriptures claim it gets its name from the destination the ships sailed for. Name this festival which is still celebrated in Orissa with great pomp?

2 comments:

Sharat Nambissan said...

Bali yatra...It had to be the name of some place in SE asia. The rest was left to wiki.

Debasish said...

Bali Yatra it is.