Cuttack: Historic #BaliJatra Commences in Cuttack from Today on the ocassion of Kartika Purnima . BaliJatra is the largest fair of Asia, this week-long carnival is a foodie’s and shopper’s delight.
This festival is held at Gadagadia Ghata of the Mahanadi river in cuttack, to mark the day when ancient Sadhabas would set sail to distant lands of Bali, as well as Java , Sumatra, Borneo , and Sri Lanka for trade and cultural expansion. To commemorate this, the festival is celebrated every year from the day of Kartika Purnima (full moon day of the month of Kartika) according to the Odia Calendar.
There are several attractions for children like toy stalls, giant wheels, different games, food stalls selling Odia delicacies (Cuttack Dahibara Aludum, Thunka puri, Kulfi, Gupchup, Mathura Cake, Banarasi Paana etc.) from different parts of the state, and other vendors selling toys, curiosities, and other gifts. Bali Jatra also provides a lot of cultural programs. Every year millions of people from all over the nation come to experience it.