Russian devotees of Lord Jagannath are known for their sincere devotion which is now evident in Siberia. This time they have come up with a heart touching expression of love for their revered deity. Followers in Russia have carved a huge idol of the trio of Puri Jagannath temple – Lord Jagannath, Subhadra and Balabhadra made completely out of ice and worshipped on a Siberian hill covered with ice at a temperature of -23 degrees centigrade. Many devotees have gathered to have a glimpse of the idols and worship the deities.
About Editor in chief
Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.