Bali Yatra

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Bali Yatra is celebrated in Cuttak in the month of Karthi ( end of October to November).

It is celebrated annually near Barabati Fort area to mark the day when ancient Sadhabas (Oriya mariners) would sail to distant lands of Bali, Java, Sumatra, Borneo from Indonesia and Sri Lanka for trade and cultural expansion.

To commemorate the voyage of their ancestors to Indonesia, small toy boats are lit up also called as the Boita Bandana (large vessels used for sailing in ancient times) and are left to float in the river giving a spectacular view to the many visitors.

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