JORONDA GADHI: MAHIMA DHARMA

It was an impromptu trip to Joronda Gadhi, Dhenkanal . A drive of almost 75 kms from Bhubaneswar to Joronda ,this temple introduced me to a completely different cult of Hinduism.Maha mel in Joronda, hustling and bustling with devotees, localities and sellers,this place was different.   Joranda Gadhi is a temple built in a location where…

Peace Pagoda : Dhauligiri

After watching the popular Asoka series on television now i am inclined towards the bravery tales of the great King and his journey towards Boddhisatva..After traveling a distance of 7 KMs from Bhubaneswar  towards Puri ( or Konark ) one can see Dhauligiri Shanti Stupa at the right side ( on Dhauli hills ) just after…

MINI SPLENDOUR:64 YOGINI TEMPLE,HIRAPUR

             THE MINI SPLENDOUR:64 YOGINI TEMPLE, HIRAPUR The 64 Yogini temples in Orissa provide a glimpse into the religious occult practices from the medieval times that are still alive in Orissa’s tribal traditions and folklore. Built during the 9th century to harness the supernatural powers, only four of the architecturally distinct 64 Yogini Shrines survive…

Chenna Poda : Cheese Cake from Odisha

Mouth watering, delectable caramelised delight originated from a small village in odisha, Nayagarh… Story goes that The owner of a confectionery, a certain Sudarshana Sahoo decided to add sugar and seasonings to leftover cottage cheese one night, and left it in an oven that was still warm from earlier use. The next day, he was pleasantly…