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  • 1. RADHESHYAM  |  December 13, 2009 at 8:05 am

    Only a few are aware that Worlds biggest open air theatre (festival) held in a small Village of Talpali in the western part of Orissa. DHANU YATRA MAHOTSAB TALPALI

    The small village, which has a population of about lakh spread over a few square miles, turns in to a unique epic village of Mathura for 11 days festival known locally as Dhanu Yatra.

    Come the month of Pusha (winter, the first half of January), the sleepy village turns festive, the whole town becomes stage where people depict mythology into a religion. The uniqueness of the festival lies in the fact that all the episodes of ‘Kans Vadh’ (The killing of Kans) takes place in different parts of the village making it the largest open air theatre in the world.

    Interestingly, the people in the state as well as inside their houses become artist, the satellite settlements near by villages, rivers and buildings takes on classical names as they were known in the age of Mahabharat. A visitor at this time may be pardoned for thinking that he has, by mistake got into a time machine which has transported him backward.
    During the festival Talpali awakes to the vibrations of drums, bugles and Khuntapali. “For 11 days we forget todays orissa”, who is happy that bewildered truck,bus drivers on the High Way near the village still ask whether Kans rules in this part of the world.
    Talpali becomes Mathura Puri as in was called some years ago. The neighboring Khuntapali village becomes “Goapa Pur” the place Krishna immortalized with the “Bala Lilla” The small river which flows between Talpali and Khuntapali becomes “Yamuna” for the time being.
    The mood takes over thousands from near by villages who throng the streets of Talpali to enjoy and participate in the cultural drama. The main attraction is Kans whose characterization dominate the festival despite people viewing him as a demon.
    “Begging the role of Kans, is no mean a task, for it means royal living for 11 days and passing orders like a king.

    Interestingly the festival not only  re-enacts mythology but also provide amusements to the people. As Kans goes around the city every day the people regardless of, who they are bow before him. The District Collector and Magistrate, Superintendent of Police and other administrative officials who visit Kans Darbar are treated as the King’s employees and local MLAs, MPs and Ministers are projected as his representatives.
    The festival begins with enactment the grand wedding of devaki and Vasudev, then traces the birth of Krishna and climaxes with Kans’s death.
    The unique extravaganza boasts of a cast that involves virtually everyone in Bargarh.
    The Panchayat Motel turns in the royal palace of Kans and the Durbar is a pandal erected at Talpali High School field the Talpali village. . The most remarkable feature of the Yatra, which hopes to find a place in Guinness Book of World Record is that there are no spectators, rather all are participants in the epic play.
    Kans, astride a decorated elephant, goes on a Nagar Parikrama every morning. During the tour, he imposes fines on businessmen as well as government departments for violation of rules. He also holds a durbar to listen to the grievances of his subjects and reprimands or awards officials, Police, who become his court officials during the festival.
    In short, anyone who dares to cross his path gets the royal rap, no one is spared, the dictatorial power enlivening the whole drama. Anyone can be hauled by the kind, from Chief Minister down to the poor and landless labourers., who attended the yatra was summoned to Kans’s Durbar.
    According to scholars, the origin of “Dhanu Yatra” is obscure. Some say it was very popular in the 18th century while others argue that is started in the 16th century. It is also believed that the yatra was restarted during the British regime.  

  • 2. ajit nayak  |  December 22, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    It is a nice efforts keepit up

  • 3. tirtharajbhoi  |  January 2, 2010 at 6:57 am

    very very good. thanks, Tirtharaj Bhoi

  • 4.  |  January 2, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Juhar ho agyan,

    My self E.Kiran Mohan the writer of the article “a buaa”, which The Indian Express published under the title ” Involuntary Contraction of Diaphragm”. I am thankful to you as you have added it in your blog.

    But this article is incomplete in your blog. Plz add the last para which shows how we Sambalpuri people treat the hicupps. Thaks.

    E. Kiran Mohan

  • 5. manas ranjan pradhan  |  January 15, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    bahut badhia bhai ,

    chali thau..

  • 6. Ranjan Udgata  |  January 17, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Very good blog. Keep working…we are with you!!!!

  • 7. Manas Mohanty  |  January 27, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Good web site…..this is a nice database for Kosal

  • 8. S K Kar  |  March 17, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Ahuri hau, Ahuri Hau
    Judar Upre Chaunri Hau.
    Hearty Congratulations.

  • 9. PNRAO  |  April 16, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Sir, I would like to know about the origin of Chegidi vamsam and who are having with the Ganga Gotram, now these vamsam people are residing in Orissa and Andhra pradesh districts of Srikakulam, vijainagaram and visakhapatnam. The other names of chegidi is calling now Srisayan. I have a doubt whether the dynasty of Chedi are having any relation with the above said chegid vamsam who are having the gotram of Ganga

    • 10. Chiranjeevi Vinodkumar  |  November 20, 2010 at 8:30 am

      Ya i am also fron chegidi/segidi vamsa. Looking forward to make a shelter to all of the people who belong to this vamsa. Need your support. i am from srikakulam. Kindly revert over mail or phone.

    • 11. sanapathi nageswararao  |  August 10, 2012 at 8:55 am

      if u want to know shegidi history i had small history about the shegidi/srisayana of ganga gotram my mail id is contact me

  • 12. sasanka sekhar sarangi  |  April 17, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    bhai juhar,
    apankar lekha padi khush lagala
    bhal bhal lekha pathaoun
    amar lic agent association re pkrasit karamu.

    tumar bhai,

  • 13. iswar  |  April 21, 2010 at 6:10 am

    ur article is so nice, which helps the people particularlly living in the western orissa to have good knowledge and grip on the traditions and customs what we have to be followed.

    i ensure that it creates an idea and interest in the minds of the people those who are abroad and far away from the western customs and traditions of orissa.

    keeping work on such projects which the people remember and follow for ever.


  • 14. Rudra Pratap Sahu  |  May 16, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Bane laaglaa. Kosli (Samalpuri) bhaasaa thi lekhaa chali thaau. Jaha jaha kosli bahi chhapaa hau. Bhaasaa, sanskritir prachaar jaha hau. Jay Kosal.

  • 15. Ambarish Sahu, Balangir  |  May 16, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    A nice collection on Kosal…..Jagi utha Kosal basi……Thank you….Sir

  • 16. Manas Kumar Patra, Samalpur  |  May 16, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Gr8 work by non resident Koslis….!!! Jai Kosal…Jai Kosli

  • 17. sanjay kumar panda  |  June 9, 2010 at 5:43 am

    i am iterested to know about Kosal Movement .

  • 18. pratyush k. pattnaik  |  June 9, 2010 at 7:30 am

    Great going sir.

    We have to promote it in personal level , when each & every sambalpuriya know their responsibility , liability to Koshal.. then , we will prosper & our Motherland..

  • 19. sushanta kumar rath  |  June 28, 2010 at 10:50 am

    its good for western orissa

  • 20. Srikant Sahu  |  July 6, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    I would like to render my service with a kosli domain and unlimited webhosting space. Great blog !!!

  • 21. k praveen  |  August 20, 2010 at 8:14 am

    dear sir,
    as per MOU(2006) signed between starlite energy ltd and industrial department of odisha had not fulfilled any need mentioned in MOU agreement. we the un employed people of jharsuguda r not getting any jobs in any industries. although jharsuguda is the main industrial belt of odisha but the peaple of jharsuguda r not getting any opportunity for jobs wheather they r skilled or unskilled. but peaple r getting jobs those who not from jharsuguda. for ex :- vedanta & other companies under vedanta had not a single office at jharsuguda .where the un employed peaple will drop there resume channi radha engg works had taken 500 + peaple from tamil nadu evonik energy had taken resently 40 peaple from bbsr .few days ago vedanta own had filled 340 + peaple but not a single person from jsg .
    as per dist employment exchange officer he had not a single person recruitted in any industry. peaple r getting jobs hear at jsg from other village, other town ,other dist, other state, not only this from other countries also . but we r not getting any jobs .
    sir kindly solve our problem for which we shell b very greatful to u.
    thanking u sir
    praveen (un employed)

  • 22. jogendra majhi  |  August 25, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Congrats for your genuine initiative……..
    The all round awarenes about the socio-economic backwardness due to prolonged negligence on the part of Govt. of Odisa to koshali people is necessary of the time.It is high time that intellectual sections should initiate the move in exposing the act of govt. discriminating this area in many respect to the common people and drawing attention of whole indian and world thinktank and govt. It would be better if the local politician come openly to support this cause barring their personal hunger of power politics what it has been observed with the on going movement by KKD politicians and other sympathiser. Fight for better educational, economic facility and its implementation which is necessary for regional development……………………..

    wish u all the best

  • 23. narendra kumar mohanty  |  September 6, 2010 at 7:11 am

    Dear Sanjib Sir,
    I read your poem GHAR from BENI issue June 2010.This resembles the experience of all of us to recall our shady past spent in our childhood in our forefather’s home,made of clay and bricks but our spirit resides there calling back to not forget where from you started your life drama .It is not GHAR of your but of all of us .The process of your writing be continuted and in the style so simple that any body can read and understand is the best poem ,what I think.
    Yours faithfully,
    Narendra Kuamr Mohanty

  • 24. alok ku panda  |  September 17, 2010 at 7:55 am

    we are a international sambalpuri dance troup please contact us for life dance performence–alok ku panda,,sambalpur,orissa+919861230333

  • 25. J.Panigrahi  |  October 6, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    The article “Pakhal” is very interesting. Specially the recipe and photograph. Hope we the writer will write more about jhuri patar puda, chati purga, Hendua chitka. Few sweet dish like Sarsatia, Feni etc.
    Congratulation for this initiative. We are proud to be native of koshala. Hope we get a sparate Koshala State one day.
    Jai Koshala
    J.Panigrahi / Kolkata

  • 26. S.C.Choudhury  |  October 9, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Please inform me of important developments in Edn field . and if any real bright student is finding difficulty in getting funds for higher edn.

  • 27. Dibyaswarup  |  October 31, 2010 at 3:08 am

    i want balangir lok mahotsav full video

  • 28. Pitabash Behera  |  November 1, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Very nice write up. It will definitely help to inform the outer world about our rich heritage of culture and tradition so also a lot of people of our locality can get informed about their own area.

    Your effort is very much appreciable



  • 29. dola gobind meher  |  November 8, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    sir Juhar!!

    nice effort, keep it up.

  • 30. rajib mishra  |  November 20, 2010 at 9:40 am

    great to see the koshal spirit…let us vow to work as a team for the development of the entire koshal egion without any separitist thoughts in mind.

  • 31. bijoy mishra  |  January 24, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    dear sir,
    I read yr topics on sunabeda wildlife sanctuary. The information based is far from the present situation in this beautiful natural sanctuary. Though it is a tiger reserve but instead of tigers now armed men wandering in there with sofisticated weapons in the name of maoist. The silent tiger nature became the war Zone. Nobody knows whether there any tiger left or not. Nobody is watching for their safeguard. Nobody is hteir to speak for the tigerss in the so called battlezone.

  • 32. AK Pradhan  |  February 9, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Juhar Agyan,
    It is a good website. Please keep on this work. Agyan muin bi Sonepur area ra ayyan.

  • 33. AK Pradhan  |  February 9, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Kosal ra unnati lagi chesta karuthaun. Jebhe hele success hema.

  • 34. Dwarika natha mohanty  |  February 26, 2011 at 6:38 am

    i Dwarika natha mohanty i want to say sir plz repair a road inside the o.c.c chhak becoz that is a industrial area belonging the Khurda Disrict

  • 35. Barna Baibhaba Panda  |  March 15, 2011 at 6:34 am

    Sambalpur Sohela section of NH 6 is being four laned. Similar plans are afoot for Sambalpur- Jharsuguda-Rourkela. Can we demand for four laning of Bargarh-Balangir-Bhawanipatna and Balangir-Sonepur sections of respective national highways?

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  • 37. pradeep sharma  |  May 25, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    i want to course complete in material manegment so that please send me details of admission fees and how many years of course.

  • 38. Anup Satpathy  |  July 10, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    great blog 🙂
    keep up the good work

  • 39. sribatsa panda  |  August 17, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Best wishes

  • 40. bimal  |  August 29, 2011 at 10:54 am

    When we know about our motherland more deeply. When we will be more associated with the culture then only the true smell of a Koshali wil come out. We all should come together to make our motherland a prosper one. The developement will be there when we will know what is the Govt plans, So we have to be serious about this. RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT is there which can be used to know all happenings in the Govt level. So we have to Fight for our Rights…. jai ho

  • 41. Sekhar  |  September 17, 2011 at 6:53 am

    In India nobody can their get reward who really deserve. But our Govt. gives more facility those candidaes who are not deserve like SC, ST, SEBC.. Are the Generals not the citizens of India? So Many MAny thnks to our law and order.Sothe right thing is every derserve persion should get their reward.All faciliies were for ther SC, ST, SEBC, Females are getting 33% Reservation. The general male candidates are…………nothing a single 1% reservation. so disgusting the ambedkar’s rule, and ganghiji’s such thinking.

  • 42. asis  |  December 7, 2011 at 6:20 am

    thanks for this nice initiatives.. i wanted to much more information regarding farmer suicides in western orissa…please update if u have some information

  • 43. Soumesh  |  January 4, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Good work sir. This is will help to develop western Orissa.

  • 44. MANIK  |  April 29, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    JAI KOSAL………

  • 45. amit  |  May 16, 2012 at 2:20 am

    nice blog…all the best…..;)

  • 46. Prabhash  |  April 2, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Great efforts!! Wishing to associate with your efforts what ever means and ways it is possible!!

  • 47. shyama omprasad  |  April 15, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    kudos……….no words 2 praise ur initiative……..we hv 2 do more………selfless thoughts have its own strength………….how can i help u…………please do contact with me……..thanks…………

  • 48. Pramod Kumar Pradhan  |  June 2, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Really excellent forum to discuss critical issues of development and governance.

  • 49. Dr Ayaz Khan  |  June 4, 2014 at 10:54 am

    I was searching some scope to develop the unused Railway land at Kantabanji that was more than 600 acres but this was neglected more than five decade &

    Accidentally I came across this site “kddf” this is very good initiation please let me know if somehow I could be part of KD forum.

    If some one of our group enlighten me from where the word came from “aahoo, ahoo or aaho”

    Dr Ayaz Khan
    MD., MBA(HA)
    Shri Balaji Institute of Medical Sciences

  • 50. Barna Baibhaba Panda  |  June 25, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    With state govt. agreeing to share half of the cost, the work of upgradation of Jharsuguda airport has taken off. The concerned gram sabha has okayed the transfer of land to the airport authorities. Hope the Airports Authority of India would expedite the work and complete it in the next 2-3 years for introduction of regular flights.

  • 51. UDAYA NATH SWAIN  |  December 18, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Dear Sir,
    If a collection of koshli-sambalpuri poems is unveiled,get published then what is the duties and responsibilities of association,institutions who are
    working for the promotion, improvement of literature and culture?

  • 52.  |  August 3, 2015 at 3:23 am

    I am joint in education birbnna payanchat under insite raj keya madh vidaylaya dayalpur amit kumar .at dayalpur. Po sangitvaita. Ps kahalgoan .bhagalpur 813203 . Current time teaching line joine but salery isnot hel

  • 53. SITARAM BERIA  |  October 19, 2015 at 11:11 am

    “Juhar dada”

    Bahut khus laguchhe apankar Initiative lagi,

    Few minutes before i have search to know about Bhai Jiuntia festival celebrated at Bhubaneswar and check your discussion forum. you have done a wonderful job, site have lots of topic, blogs on Koshali culture,people, development and many more.

    I shall be happy if i contributes somethings along with you.

    Sitaram Beria
    Chartered Accountant

    Residing at Bhubaneswar

  • 54. sujit kumar sahoo  |  December 13, 2015 at 7:37 am

    i am a plumber i too like this blog, it’s just that i want to work with u , if u would help me to work in your project i would be thankfull , i am frm jharsuguda my self sujit kumar sahoo.

  • 55. Pankaja Patel  |  January 18, 2016 at 6:32 am

    Agnya juhar, jugar ra kabita mane bahut val laguchhe, mui bi kete kabita lekhichhe kintu ken adress re pathami ni janbar mate kabita pthabar mail id t k kahele bane heta. mor mail id e thi k apankar mial id tk pathei daun. Dhanyabad.

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  • 57. Indian  |  April 29, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Sanjib bhai Juhar ,

    I am from bhubaneswar and I can feel the pain of the people in the neglected areas of any part in our country.i personally visit the areas where progress in any form is absolutely absent.But do you think by dividing the state and by dividing the country into multiple states will solve the issue of under development.Please consider my points

    Mineral Resources:
    If we heavily use those for the development then areas will be polluted & long term damage to the environment will happen.The companies those invested in these areas are totally operate for profit and no concern for the environment.And mining is not infinite resource & will be depleted one day and this will have adverse effect on the people where all the state revenues will be used to provide healthcare.

    Water is a very scarce resource these days and we need to be very careful.If you provide water to companies and bear the burden of their wastage then inclusive growth will not happen i.e the money people earn from working in the factories will be spent on health.

    The core manufacturing(except metals) are needed to develop the overall economy of the area and it will create long term employment opportunity without considerable damage to the environment.But those manufacturing companies will not come unless they got some huge tax benefit.

    IT services:
    I have named the headline as IT services because there are no software companies of India that makes software products.All we do is outsourcing.So if they want to invest they first consider the cheap labor which the only cost to them.In this process no software or technology will ever be developed from the local talent.They will always look for job security & will do whatever the company ask them to do.

    Do you know how the private health care companies cheat people and they will never open a hospital if there is no profit.And the govt healthcare is pathetic in every state and it not going to take care of people.But its better to check disease than to cure it.The main cause of disease is water and air pollution which no one can prevent if rapid industrialization is done.

    Politics and democracy:
    In a true democratic country the people must participate in the development and they must be aware of each and every aspect of development not only employment & concrete infrastructure.The political parties will always work for themselves irrespective of the no of states and their ideologies will be ever changing to suit them.

    Personal Responsibility:
    We never take personal responsibility to create anything positive ,but we try to spread differences that divides us not the things that unite us.We always wait for govt to do everything but we will always have an excuse to do nothing.After completing the studies we search for job in the MNCs that invest on our soil and but we cant sacrifice ourselves to develop technology because we fear to do things alone.
    We fear so much that if we don’t get a job what will our family say and what will be my future.And this everlasting fear will definitely make our country suffer.

    So,if we want sustainable growth we must work at grass root level by educating people,creating self reliant indigenous technology, creating sustainable source of income,encouraging cottage industry & taking care of our environment.

    Jai Hind

  • 58. malaya ray  |  August 22, 2016 at 5:56 am

    Need survey project for odisha

  • 59. Suraj Bagh  |  September 9, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Hi All,

    I appreciate the great initiative that you have taken to preserve and promote the koshali culture and language through its literature. I am immensely proud of this noble initiative and would like to contribute in anyway possible.

    The discussion and awareness raised here are thought provoking and shrills for an action. I am sure initiatives such as these would really empower those who seek to take action to reform things. Perhaps here is the platform where we an raise our voice together over issues that concerns us all.

  • 60. dinabandhu pradhan  |  November 29, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Angyan juhar,
    mui “jugar” ra gute niyamit pathak.
    Koshli bhashar lagi eta gute banhian abdan aye
    Mui bi gute lekha pathabake chahunchen je
    angyan eta kenke pathami, etar lagi kana karbake
    psdba ?
    Mor mobile number heuche:-
    9938545666, 9938545668

  • 61. RAJKUMAR YADAV  |  April 5, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    nice efforts

  • 62. Jagnyeswar Ratha  |  September 2, 2017 at 4:36 am

    Mor Koshal ra bhai buhen manku Nuakhai Juhar. Bahut khushir katha je 26 August aru Nuakhai Dinke Padiche. Ee abshar thi mui mor koshal ra sabu bhai buhen manku nibedan karuchen ki aamen samaste ee kathar atma samikhya karun je Nua Koshal Pradesh Gathan thi aamar Nuakhai Utsav ra kana bhumika Ache? Ek Koshal, Jay Koshal.


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