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Odisha showcased its rich cultural heritage through a tableau featuring Lingaraj Temple and Rukuna Rath

New Delhi:26/1/20: Odisha showcased its rich cultural heritage through a tableau featuring Lingaraj Temple and Rukuna Rath at the celebration of 71st Republic Day in New Delhi on Sunday.

The tableau designed by eminent artist Gajendra Sahu and co-assisted by Chatrapati Biswal and Tapan Moharana comprised a number of small shrines and enclosed by a large compound wall with beautiful scriptures.

The front part of the tableau denoted to the Rukuna Ratha was accompanied by a group of 30 Odissi artists.

While the Vahana of Lord Shiva with “Nandi” was seen guarding the main temple in the middle, the rear of the tableau displayed the temple of Lord Lingaraja with four distinct parts called Yajna Shala, Natya Shala, Garbh Griha and Bhoga Mandap.

The artists paid homage to Lord Shiva on a 69-second song based on Lord Shiva’s Tandava in the sanctum sanctorum in adoration.

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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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