Odisha, a state in India, has a rich cultural heritage and ancient history.
1st April is celebrated as Utkala Dibasa. It is also called Odisha Dibasa or Odisha Day.
In Odia language, Dibasa means a day of celebration.
On this day in 1936, Odisha was created as a separate state. It was the first state created on linguistic basis.
Odisha was previously called Utkala. Utkala finds a mention in our National Anthem too.
On the occasion of Utkala Dibasa, buildings are lit and there are celebrations.
Here is the video of the song 'Bande Utkala Janani' (Hail Utkala Motherland)
Apart from #UtkalaDibasa & #Odisha, 'Jai Jagannath' also trended on Twitter on April 1st.
Jagannath means the Lord of the Universe.
The Sri Jagannath Temple in Puri, Odisha is one of the char dhams (four places of sacred religious worship) that a Hindu must visit in a lifetime.
|Sri Jagannath Temple, Puri, Odisha, India|
An important event called Nabakalebara will be held this year in the Sri Jagannath Temple, Puri, Odisha.
Everyone loves the marvels of Odisha.
|Official Logo of Nabakalebara 2015|
|Some glimpses of Odisha from Twitter on #UtkalaDibasa|
Here's #UtkalaDibasaQuiz to celebrate Utkala Dibasa:
Just answer 6 Questions for a chance to win lovely prizes like 2Nights-3Days Stay Packages at Puri & Ratnagiri from Toshali Resorts & Souvenirs from Odisha Tourism.
Hurry! Quiz is LIVE till 19th April 2015! Best of Luck!
|Now On Till April 19th 2015; Source|
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