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Famous 11-day long ‘Dhanu Jatra ’kicked off in Odisha’s Bargarh town

Bargarh:12/1/19: The famous 11-day long ‘Dhanu Jatra’, considered as the largest open air theatre of the world, kicked off in Odisha’s Bargarh town today. It was inaugurated by Rajya Sabha MP Prasanna Acharya in the presence of senior officials of the district administration.

During the festival, Bargarh town turns into Mathura, the kingdom of Kansa. Ambapali, situated across river Jeera, converts into Gopapur while river Jeera transforms into Yamuna.

The ‘Dhanu Jatra’ started with Kansa’s accession to throne followed by wedding of King Kansa’s sister Devaki with Basudev. It will conclude with ‘Kansa Badha’ at the hands of his nephew Lord Krishna on the day of Pausa Purnima on January 21.

While Bhubaneswar Pradhan is playing the role of King Kansa, Ayush Birtia and Ashutosh Birtia are portraying the characters of Lord Krishna and Balaram, respectively.


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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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