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World’s largest open air theatre, Dhanu Jatra will begin on January 11,2019

Bargarh: 6/11/18:The dates for the world’s largest open air theatre, Dhanu Jatra, were announced on Monday.

The 11-day festival will begin on January 11 next year.

This was decided at Dhanu Yatra Core Committee meeting chaired by Bargarh collector Indramani Tripathy this afternoon. Plans to ensure smooth conduct of the festival were also discussed.

The meeting was attended by SP Mukesh Bhamu, Bargarh MLA Devesh Acharya, MP Prabhas Kumar Singh and Dhanu Yatra committee secretary Sureswar Satpathy, among others.

Artistes for the theatrical presentation will be selected in the next meeting, sources said.

During the festival, the small town of Bargarh is decked up as Mathura, the kingdom of Kansa, while Jeera river becomes the Yamuna and Amapali, on the outskirts of the town, the mythical land of Gopapura. It begins with the demon king and uncle of Lord Krishna ascending the throne and concludes with his death.

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.

Dhanu Jatra is being held in Bargarh since 1947.

About Ashok Palit

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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