Tojazil Moreover, this temple preaches both Hinduism and Buddhism, which attract Buddhist Monks from far flung places. In the Braj region of India, where the Hindu deity Krishna grew up, the festivities officially usher in jadala, with Holi celebrated as a festival of love. On Bijaya-Dashami day, the Karanas official history writers of Puri, a caste of Odisha, involved in keeping the chronicle. Consequently, a 3-storied Roth was built inthe new Roth is 27 feet long and of the same width, it has 15 wheels and is adorned with statues of different gods and goddesses. Cuttack is also famous for its Durga puja which is the most important festival of Odisha and West Bengal.
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Hunter and Andrew Stirling considered the facts related in Madala Panji as base. The Madala Panji was traditionally written on a year-by-year basis. On Vijaya-Dashami day, the Karanas of Puri, an intellectual caste of Orissa, involved in keeping the chronicle. This ritual is cited as a proof that the tradition of keeping this chronicle began with Orissan king Chodaganga Dev himself. There are some , like Dr.
Harekrushna Mahatab , Dr. Nilakantha Dash and Dr. Krushna Chandra Panigrahiwho hold that the Panji dates from the reign of Ramachandra Deva I who reestablished the worship of Jagannath after the debauches of Kala Pahar. The arguments are complex, but it is likely that much of the early record was indeed lost in the period that followed Kala Pahar and was rewritten in a fashion that mixed legend with history.
Writers of Panji The reference to "some Panjis" above should be explained. According to the tradition, Chodaganga created 24 families of Karanas to preserve the temple records.
Of these, five were entrusted with the writing and preservation of the Madala Panji.