The East of India
The East of India is composed of regions namely Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, and Bihar. These regions lie between the Bay of Bengal, and on Indo-Gangetic plain. Jharkhand is famous for its minerals. West Bengal's capital Kolkata is the biggest city of the region. Cuttack and Puri of Odisha and Patna of Bihar have also prominent history. These regions lie in the sub-tropical zone and experiences hot summers, monsoon and mild winters, but heavy rainfalls. East India's population are mostly Hindus. Jagannath and Durga are their deities.
Odisha, formerly known as 'Kalinga' by Mauryan emperor Ashoka, is famous for the Sun Temple at Konark, Puri Jagannath temple-main place for pilgrimage. Bhubaneswar is the capital of Odisha is also known as the city of Temples. There are sixty-two tribes and many wild-life sanctuaries with white tigers. Odisha is famous for its Odishi dance, handicrafts and handlooms. This website basically contains information about Odisha and other states of India.
RATH YATRA or THE CAR FESTIVAL Rath Yatra or 'Car Festival' is the greatest of all festivals of Odisha. It is a nine-days sacred journey of Lord Jagannath to 'Gundicha Mandir' with brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra. It starts in June-July every year. Thousands of people across the globe come to Puri in Rath Yatra every year to pull sacred chariots.
ART & CULTURE OF ODISHA Odisha is a rich cultural places because since history many rulers of various cultures have born varied artists enriched in art and crafts. Odisha is particularly well-known for its Applique work, silver filigree work, terracotta art objects, brass work and handlooms.