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

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

Facts:

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.