Cuttack - Festivals| March 31, 2012
Durga Pooja: Durga Pooja is the most popular festival and celebrated with great pomp. The festival is celebrated in every street in the city. The festival is celebrated across three days. Durga Pooja coincides with the last three days of Navratri which culminates in Dussehra.
Kali Pooja: Kali Pooja is celebrated to honour Goddess Kali. A grand pooja is conducted at midnight to celebrate the victory of good over evil. It culminates in Diwali.
Bali Yatra: The seven-day long festival held in November is the second largest trade fair in Asia. The extremely popular fair is held in an open auditorium just near the Barabati stadium. On this day, Lord Kartikeshwar is worshipped and his idol is immersed in Mahanadi River.
Makar Sankranti, Eid, Christmas and Holi are other festivals celebrated with gaiety in Cuttack.