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King ‘Kansa’ took a holy dip in sea and visited the Shree Jagannath Temple

Puri:3/1/18: A day after the 11-day-long Dhanu Jatra in Odisha’s Bargarh town came to an end, Bhubaneswar Pradhan, who played the role of King ‘Kansa’ during the Jatra took a holy dip in sea in Puri today and visited the Shree Jagannath Temple here to seek forgiveness from the Lord for the sins he had committed while enacting his role.

Pradhan and some of his associates who played the characters of his ministers also accompanied him in the sea to get rid of their bad deeds as Kansa and his ministers.

Bhubaneswar Pradhan also called on Puri Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati and sought his blessings.

Worth mentioning, Pradhan was selected among 23 artistes for playing the character through an audition held at the District Primary Education Programme (DPEP) office in Bargarh on 28 November.

The 11-day Dhanu Jatra, which began on December 23, concluded yesterday with the death of tyrannical King Kansa at the hands of his nephew Lord Krishna.

Notably, the grand 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.

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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.

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