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Thakurani jatra festival has started. It is a biennial festival celebrated in Berhampur,
Ganjam district, Odhisa.
the festival, Goddess Budhi Thakurani is taken from the main temple at
Thakurani Temple Street to her temporary abode at Desibehera Street, where she
stays till the festival ends.
to historians, first Thakurani Yatra was celebrated in April, 1779. The hereditary
head of the festival is Desibhera, the head of Dera community. Dera is a
community of weavers of Berhampur.
is famous for its silk sarees and handloom cloth. The Berhampur patta sari and
joda (dhoti) has been accorded with GI tag.