Joranda Mela

Location : Joranda in Dhenkanal district
Time: Magha Purnima day (February)
Description : Joranda Mela is mainly celebrated by the people belonging to Mahima dharma religion. It is held every year at Joranda which is located in the Dhenkanal district of Odisha (24 Kms from Dhenkanal Town ,110 kms from Bhubaneswar capital city of Odisha). It is also known as the Mahima Mela and usually falls on the Magha Purnima day, in the month of February.People from far and near congregate here and a big fair takes place for three days. The surging multitude of Mahima Sanyasis worship Mahima Gosain's Samadhi Pitha on this occasion. It is during this period that the initiation for promoting Bairagi to Apara Sanyasi (superior caste of disciples in Mahima Sect) takes place.

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