Boita Bandana (a festival of boats during the auspicious kartik Purnima)

Posted by Ethnic_God 26/12/2017 0 Comment(s)

A land where festivals are the most beautiful occasions, a land where festivals are celebrated with pomp and cheer, a land where traditions are valued and kept alive and a land where culture runs in the veins of every individual: it is the land of Gods and temples, it is the land of Odisha. Odisha, situated on the eastern coast of India, cherishes a glorious past; a past which relives myth, the reign of kings, trade & commerce. Every festival comes with its own importance, retelling the history of this glorious land and keeping the glory alive. One such festival is the festival of Kartika Purnima.

  Kartika Purnima is celebrated on the 15th day of Shukla paksha of the Hindu month of Kartik. Another event that is observed on this day is the Boita Bandana. History says that Odisha (known as Kalinga back in those times) had already established a trading relationship with foreign nations. Being situated on the coastline of the country gave it an additional advantage.

  Tracing back to the old times, Odisha was a hub for exportable goods and most of the goods that were produced in the state had gained acceptance in other nations also. These goods were then exported to places like Java, Sumatra, Bali and Sri Lanka. So, the Boita Bandana Utsav is celebrated on the day of Kartika Purnima to commemorate the maritime glory of Odisha and to remember our ancestors who sailed too far away lands for trading.

  It is always something to have possession of relics from the past. It gives us the sense of belongingness with the ancient and evokes immense pleasure in our hearts. And that is exactly why we have art and craft for. It brings the past to life and makes it vivid and colorful and approachable. In our attempt to make this possible, we have come up with something brilliant that will not only make you feel closer to the past but also help you flaunt the exotic design that is based on the culture itself.

  Odisha, odia people and Sarees, nothing can be a better example of culture. History and tradition blend together and what you have is the perfect combination of both. If you are a lover of the ancient, this is the perfect opportunity to add another piece of culture plus fashion in your wardrobe. And what can be better than an apparel which in itself highlights such a splendid past? Go to the product page to find out more about the product.

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