Durga Puja (September – October)
Durga Puja symbolises the commemoration of victory of good over evil. Life comes to standstill in the city of Cuttack as crowds pour over the Puja Mandaps to enjoy the festivities. On the day suceeding “Vijaya Dashami”, the last day of Durga Puja, the images are taken in an spectacular procession for immersion in the river Kathjodi. It is one of the most sacred festivals of Odisha celebrated with a lot of joy all over the state.