DHANU YATRA FESTIVAL

As a district, Bargarh is popular from different perspectives. This is the place where the famous Dhanu Yatra is organized every year. During the month of winter, this place becomes more prominent for the tourists. It is also known as the Dhanu Jatra. This is all about an open-air theatrical performance which is celebrated in Bargarh Odisha. It’s the municipality of Bargarh that uses to organize such jatra at this place. It covers an area of six km and also considered as the largest open-air theatrical performance in this world. The whole event is based on the mythological story related to Lord Krushna and his uncle Kansa.

There are some other places in Odisha where this theatrical performance is also performed now days. But the Dhanu Jatra in Bargarh is really unique and admirable from every perspective. This epic jatra is based on the visit of Balaram and Krushna to Mathura Nagari. This is also the festival during when the artificial Kansa can even punish and bring penalty for people due to the mistakes they have made. Former Chief Minister of Odisha Mr. Biju Pattnaik was once fined by the artificial Kansa during his ministries. At first the labor class people have started such festival during the British rule. Well, the death of uncle Kansa is always considered as the end for colonial rules.

During this event, the prime municipal area becomes Mathura Nagari and the river Jeera becomes the Yamuna River. It’s the daily market that is located right at the center of the town becomes main stage during such festival.

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