11-day long ‘Dhanu Jatra’ begins at Bargarh in western Odisha

News: 11-day long ‘Dhanu Jatra’ began at Bargarh in western Odisha.


About Dhanu Jatra:

  • It is an annual drama-based open-air theatrical festival celebrated in and around Bargarh city, Odisha. The festival started in 1947-48.
  • The Jatra is based on the mythological story of Lord Krishna and his demon uncle King Kansa.
  • It is considered to be the world’s largest open-air theatrical festival.
  • The Ministry of Culture has accorded National Festival status to Dhanu Jatra in November 2014.