Sunday, 13 April 2014

Happy Birthday Bhubaneswar!

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Today is Bhubaneswar’s 66th Birthday,
B’day special Conditional Love its way!


Bhubaneswar Montage
Clockwise from Top: Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves , Rajarani Temple, Dhauli Shanti Stupa, Biju Patnaik International Airport, Nandankanan Zoological Park, Lingaraja Temple
Pic Courtesy: Sambad - Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru lay the foundation stone of Bhubaneswar on April 13 in 1948


Temples amazing architectural delight,
Cultural heritage is an awesome sight...



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Rath Yatra in Lingaraj Temple, Bhubaneswar on the occasion of Asokastami


Rightly called Incredible India's 'Temple City',
Bhubaneswar is perfect for serendipity!

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Ram Mandir in Bhubaneswar - Bhubaneswar was agog with Lord Ram's chants on Ram Navami


A unique blend of the Modern & Tradition,
Bhubaneswar has elements serious & fun!

 Ancient remains of stone walls with a grassy path in the middle
2500 years old Sisupalgarh in Bhubaneswar



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Bhubaneswar offers WOW Food! Food Festivals in Bhubaneswar.

Bollywood-song- “Tumko Dekha To Ye Khayal Aaya
Plays in our mind, with Bhubaneswar’s maaya!

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Latest Flyover, yet to be inaugurated, in Acharya Vihar, Bhubaneswar


Deras Dam, Bhubaneswar

Click pics of spell-binding architecture... 
Say hi to centuries-old art, crafts & culture.






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Odissi Dance in Bhubaneswar



Khandagiri & Udaygiri Caves, Shanti Stupa for peace!
To Nandankanan’s white tigers say cheese! 




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White Tigers in Nandankanan Zoo in Bhubaneswar

Capital city of Odisha state beckons you!
Visit Bhubaneswar & enjoy wonders so true!




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Bhubaneswar lit up for Utkala Dibasa- Odisha Day- celebrated on 1st April




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Celebration Time with Rasagolla, a sweet that originated in Odisha
 


Pics Courtesy: Wikipedia, @BBSRBuzz & all its enthu contributors. Thank you so much!


My 100 Words Poem for Write Tribe on Saturday # 11 - Conditional Love.

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda
Prompt-  ‘Tum ko dekha, to ye khayal aaya

Combined both the above prompts only for Bhubaneswar! 

Also linking with - Poetry Jam- Local

68 comments:

  1. Such awesome lines and pics! Happy birthday Bhubaneshwar!!!

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    1. Thanks Gauri! Birthday times are fun & perfect condition for love!
      Glad you liked the lines & pics to celebrate Bhubaneswar's b'day!

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  2. Happy birthday to the beautiful Bhubaneshwar, great pictures.

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    1. Thanks Sulekkha for reading & for your wish & appreciation :)

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  3. Nice pics there; hoping to visit the place some day :)
    Happy birthday Bhubaneswar! :)

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    1. Thanks. Most welcome! Bhubaneswar beckons :)

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  4. .I have visited Bhubaneswar but could never see it as artistically in its varied colors and moods as you have depicted.Wonderful post.

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    1. Thanks Sir.
      This calls for another visit to Bhubaneswar. Lots of attractions in store :)

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  5. Happy Birthday to Bhubaneshwar! I have never visted the city, but equally true is the fact that I never felt such a strong desire to visit the city before reading your post! Beautiful presentation with perfect puctures!

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    1. Thanks Ratna. Mission accomplished!
      Do plan your visit soon. Many things to do in & around Bhubaneswar :)

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  6. Beautifully written as always, Anita.. :) Amazing pics too.... :) Loved how you incorporated the Wow theme :) <3
    Shalzzz|Loving Life
    Check out my latest at TaleofTwoTomatoes

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    1. Thanks Shalini :)
      Glad you loved it. I loved your WOW tale too :)

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  7. The photographs are truly amazing. My favorite is the Ragagolla pic :D

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    1. Thanks Khushboo! Pics are courtesy Wikipedia & @BBSRBuzz :)
      Even I love Rasagolla! Pics are cool, but taste is yummy :)
      You must visit to try them out :)

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  8. Happy birthday bhubaneshwar...
    where are the sweets? :P

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    1. Thanks for your wish, Lancelot :)
      Shared the e-pic of Rasagolla for you!
      Lots of real & amazing sweets in Bhubaneswar!
      Add it to your list of must-visit places now :P

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  9. Those tiger cubs are the most adorable things ever! And rosogollas! Argh!!! You'll know why I am screaming, in tomorrow's post ;)

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    1. True Shailaja. Those innocent white tiger cubs are so sweet :) And Rasagollas are very sweet too :)
      Now looking forward to your post :)

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  10. Happy birthday bbsr :) :) rasgulla looks tempting ...i feel ashamed that i dont know much about my own state ...:(

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    1. It's okay. What's important is that you are aware & realize that you have to learn :) We are all learning everyday. We will all share info about what we know and increase our collective knowledge :)

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  11. What great collection of pictures there! So good to see this love you have for your city/state/country :) I went to Bhuvneshwar decades ago - in 1987 I think! Must make a trip again sometime! Happy birthday, B :)

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    1. Thanks Beloo.
      1987 was more than a decade ago. Now you'll be happy to see a more modern & developed city! Time to revisit Bhubaneswar then! Welcome :)

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  12. Wow! Superb! Many many cheers to our brilliant ancient cum modern city- Bhubaneswar! :D Wonderful wrk U've put in...many thanks & keep writing! :)

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    1. Thanks Amrita for your appreciation & support!
      Yes indeed. Bhubaneswar is an amazing blend of the ancient & modern.

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  13. Beautiful way to show your gratitude... Nice post..

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    1. Thanks Jayanta :) Delighted that you liked!

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  14. my sister today took part in the capital foundation day parade...celebrating the day... happy birthday to our BBSR..!

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    1. This is really lovely. Such a proud moment :)
      Thanks for stopping by, Pratikshya. Cheers! Happy B'day to our BBSR!

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  15. happy bday bhubaneshwar :) havent been there but the post makes me want to!

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    1. Those are such wonderful words, Swathi :) Do visit soon :)

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  16. whoa... i wish i go there and experience these all :O

    ~S(t)ri
    Participant|AtoZ Challenge 2014
    Smile, it makes (y)our day!

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  17. Wonderful pics, Bhubaneswar looks like a mixture of culture, heritage and tradition :) Happy B'day Bhubaneswar

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    1. Perfect description, Prasanna :) Thanks for the wish :)

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  18. Happy hot wala birthday to bhubaneswar :D .. nice pics :)

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    1. Hot & Cool B'day was Yday :)
      Anyway, today is Odia New Year. So celebration continues :)

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  19. Wow. Rasagola has been the topping to that post. I love rasagola.
    Happy B'day Bhubaneswar.
    I don't see anyone else other than Anita who loves her city this much. Each post enlighten us something new about your beautiful city. Thank You.

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    1. Thanks for such kind words & support, Krishna :)
      Very motivating. Actually, feel terrible that we don't know about our cities- the city where we stay or to which we belong... We are all so busy studying or working & there's no time to explore or travel.
      We all can be ambassadors of our cities & incredible India can gain as there will be more tourists both from within our country & from abroad...

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  20. It's feel good when someone enjoy Indianness with such a zeal and promote the city in which they live.

    I blog at The Other Side

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    1. Thanks Cifar for the appreciation :)
      Incredible India's incredible cities like Bhubaneswar deserve it :)

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  21. That was a loving tribute to bhubaneswar.

    P.S: i really DID not need all those pics of scrumptious food. If I have to go for the next higher size in Tees, you are to blame :)

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    1. Thanks a lot, Sureshji.
      Blame Incredible India & Odisha's awesome food! :)

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  22. Feel like physically being there.Beautiful!

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    1. Thanks a lot Rudra :) Plan a trip & be physically there in BBSR :)

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  23. Such beautiful pictures. Captivated in its full colors and finery.

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    1. Thanks Ushaji :) Glad you liked it!
      Have not shared many pics of important places as Bhubaneswar has lots!

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  24. And BBSR is 66! Been 2 years i havent been to Orissa! :( Missing Chena Paudo and Pahala Rasgola! Lovely Post :)

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    1. Thanks for your maiden visit to my Blog, Vaisakhi.
      The modern BBSR is 66, else the ancient city is centuries old :)
      Do drop in! Welcome again! Amazing sweets are waiting :)

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  25. ok, what is rasagolla? I love trying new foods to experience cultures....
    and the temples...that would be what I would go for....I def have some
    archaeologist in me...probably all the Indiana jones I watched growing up
    and those tigers are so cute...

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    1. A Rasagolla is a sweet-dish made of cheese. It's soft and tasty & a much loved dessert!
      Bhubaneswar in India is the perfect place for you, Brian! Lots of variety- food, architecture, handicrafts, wildlife...
      You must visit soon!
      Do let me know when you are coming :)

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  26. Such an interesting place--I would love to visit there especially during one of the festivals. Thanks for sharing this.

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    1. You are most welcome, Peggy! Do visit :)

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  27. What fabulous photos;. Thanks for sharing the celebration. I adore those little tiger cub faces!

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation, Sherry :) The pics were shared by some Bhubaneswar residents :)

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  28. This is pretty exciting and you have captured the wonderful experience.

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  29. you wowed me with all your lovely pics and lines; happy Wednesday to you

    thanks for dropping in at my blog today

    much love...

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    1. Thanks for reading & sharing, Gillena :)
      Have a great week!

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  30. Great and fascinating photos! The food makes me hungry for Indian dishes.

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    1. Indeed Gabriella! Do visit India & get treated!

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  31. What a wonderful description of your 'local.' My favorite photo is the tigers. What beautiful creatures!

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    1. Delighted it appealed to you, Mary :)

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  32. Oh Anita I've been to Bhubaneshwar twice and enjoyed a lot...the Ramakrishna Mission there with its huge gate is another place of serenity...a beautiful poem & I LOVE those white little cubs..so cute...

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    1. That's lovely to learn, Sumana! Yes, Bhubaneswar boasts of many lovely & serene places :)

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  33. Anita,
    Thank you for introducing and sharing fabulous images of Bhubaneswar. Most interesting and an education..Nice to learn something of other traditions too..

    Eileen

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    1. Thanks for reading, Eileen! Glad you liked it.
      The best way to learn is to experience. Do drop in!

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  34. Seems a great place to visit, Anita. I have been to India and loved it. I think it's time to again soon...

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    1. Lovely to know, Nicholas!
      Yes, time to visit gain :)You are most welcome!

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