Kartika Purnima or Danga Bhasa or Boita Bandana is one of the popular festival in Odisha. This reminds the maritime glory of the State. In olden days the ‘Sadhabas’ (Sea traders) used to sail off to distant islands like Java, Sumatra, Borneo, Ceylon etc. for their trade by huge boats (‘Boita’). The women of the community were giving them a hearty send off on this day. The days are now gone, but the memory is still alive. Now, people float tiny boats made out of cork and coloured paper or bark of the banyan tree while reminiscing the past glory. This is called “BoitaBandana”. Here we have added some beautiful Odia Scraps for Kartika Purnima or Boita Bandana. You can Download them and share on any social network to your near and dear once.
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