- The Thakurani jatra festival has started. It is a biennial festival celebrated in Berhampur, Ganjam district, Odhisa.
- During 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.
- According 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.
- Berhampur is famous for its silk sarees and handloom cloth. The Berhampur patta sari and joda (dhoti) has been accorded with GI tag.
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