JORANDA SADHU FESTIVAL 2019
Date of Celebration: 18th & 19th Feb. 2019
It is the festival of Mahima religion Sadhus (holy men) in the month of Feb. In their main monastery at Joranda near Dhenkanal annually. The unique worship of supreme sadhus’ (who wear only lean tree bark on their lower part) at their monastery and the holy fire which is for peace and harmony for the universe with 11 ft. Fire stand attract many thousand visitors and devotee throughout the state.
It celebrate at Joranda to remember the salvation date of founder of this Mahima Religion (worship of Infinity) – Mahima Gosain
It is the festival of Mahima religion Sadhus (holy men) in the month of Feb. In their main monastery at Joranda near Dhenkanal annually. / there are groups of Monastries. Popularly called the “SADHU FAIR (Mella)”
There are three catogorised Mahima Sadhus in these Group of Monasteries such as
- Gruha Tyagi- (Primery)- Those are students in preliminary stage they mediate and completely dedicate in this religion and the disciple of Supreme sadhus./ wearing saffron color two piece of cotton cloth.
- Kaupuni Dhari- (Secondary) – after 12 years of dedication and disciple the supreme sadhu committee decided them to promote primery to Secondary/ wearing saffron color very lean cloth tie by organic rope on their waist to cover only the lower private part.
- Bakala Dhari (supreme) – after 12years of dedication and disciple of the supreme sadhus committee deciede them to promote secondary to Supreme / the supreme sadhu leave all the cotton cloth / wear only two piece of tree bark (locally that tree called “Kumbhi”)/ almost all supreme sadhus matted hair is more then 2 mts long. During festival these Supreme sadhus only allow to worship the main monastery of infinity with big fire stand
The unique worship by supreme sadhus’ (who wear only lean tree bark on their lower part) at their monastery and the holy fire which is for peace and harmony for the universe with 11 ft. Fire stand attract many thousand visitors and devotee throughout the state.
Location of this festival: Joranda (Sadhu Monastry) is -25 km from Dhenkanal and 100 km from Bhubaneswar.
Nearest Airport Bhubaneswar- 100 km (2.30hr drive)
Nearest Railway station– Dhenkanal- 25km (45mnt drive), Major Rail head – Cuttack- 75km- (2hr drive)
Photography- Allowed inside Monasteries (except the treasury monastery)
Entry tickets: Free
Tour program- our suggested program cover the most colorful Joranda Sadhu (Fair) festival at Joranda, Dhenkanal with the wonderful tribal part of Orissa , beautiful landscape , isolated ethnic village to western and costal part of orissa and many more….
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Tour itinerary / duration: 14 Night / 15 Days (weekend to weekend)- or as your choice
Note : We can combine of Joranda sadhu festival in orissa tour with Rajim Kumbha Mela (Fair)Festival ( 19th feb .to 4th March 2019) in Chhattisgarh , because both fair are near by dates for more detail please call to us.