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Odisha government ordered that no Kaudias will be allowed to congregate, carry water from religious places

Bhubaneswar:13/7/21: In view of the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic situation, the Odisha government in the interest of the health of the general public ordered that no Kaudias/Bol Bom devotees will be allowed to congregate, carry water from religious places or any other sources and also not allowed to walk on public roads and pour water in temples/Lord Shiva temples during the Odia month of Shravan (July/August), 2021.

An order in this regard was issued by the office of the Special Relief Commissioner.

This for the second consecutive year, the Odisha government had prohibited Bol Bom yatra on account of Covid-19 pandemic.

In the Odia month of Shravan, people carry water from some religious places, walk barefoot for several miles and put water in Shiva Temples on each Monday of this month and these people generally referred to as, Bol Bom devotees or Kaudia start their journey on Saturday/Sunday/Monday by collecting water from one religious place and walk till Monday morning and pour the collected water on a Shiva Linga in some other temples on Monday.

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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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