Odisha is located in the eastern Indian state along the Bay of Bengal. It is known as the land of arts, crafts, literature, dance, and music. Also, known for its tribal cultures and ancient Hindu temples. The people of Odisha have always expressed their quest for creativity in every form. During the winter season, Odisha comes alive with their festivals devoted to traditional music and dance. A long Odisha vacation during this particular festival is an ideal time to visit.
Held in the beautiful courtyard of the Rajarani Temple in Bhubaneswar, The Rajarani Music Festival is one such event which celebrates the richness and originality of Indian classical music. It promotes the majorly on classical music traditions of India. Many well-known Odissi and Hindustani vocal and music maestros perform & bring the architectural beauty of the Rajarani temple alive.
This temple is located on immaculately kept grounds and doesn’t have a deity associated with it. According to some tales, it received its name from being a pleasure resort of an Odia king and queen (Raja and Rani). It is true that the temple has erotic sculptured figurines inside. Such classic architectures are one of the major contributors to Odisha tourism and the economy.
The Mukteshwar Dance Festival focuses entirely on Odissi dance. It includes solo, duet and group Odissi performances by young and senior performers. An Odisha tour during this period is completely meant for dance enthusiasts and dance lovers.
Reputed troupes from Odisha and elsewhere in India perform at the festival. It takes place in the courtyard of one of Bhubaneswar’s most renowned and well-preserved temple complexes that’s more than 1,100 years old. The Mukteshwar temple is one of the smallest and most compact temples in Bhubaneswar. However, it’s famous for its distinctive stone archway and ceiling with an eight-petal lotus.
The festival has been an attraction not only to the music lovers but also to the tourists in general. So plan & explore the overwhelming beauty of Odisha and Travel Orissa by making your Odisha vacations memorable.
01/19/2018 in Blog
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