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Dola Purnima


This is the concluding day of six-day long worship of Radha and Krishna, which starts on Phagu Dasami. It is celebrated on the full moon day in the Odia month of Phaalguna. The colour festival of Holi is celebrated usually on the day following Dola Purnima.
                          Dola Festival is the festival of get together of Lord Krishna’s idols from different villages or Sahi’s of different circles in Odisha.The get together is witnessed in different villages/cities across Odisha. Deities from different Villages / Sahi Bhagabat Ghara come to the Melana Padia ( Field) by  Dola/Bimana , a specially designed Temple like structure made up of Wood.The idols visit the house  of devotees to give darshan in the BImana/Dola.It is believed that throughout the year the devotees visit temple for darshan but on the month of fhaguna, the lord visits the devotees place. Odissi and gotipua dancers perform in front of the Bimana/Dola.

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