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Mukteswar Dance Festival

Mukteshwar Dance Festival
This dance festival organized in open air auditorium every year from 14th to 16th of January at the premises of Mutkeswar temple at old Bhubaneswar town.

This three days function exhibiting finest Odissi Dance is organized by Odisha Tourism.
Daily program starts at and ends at

How to reach Mukteswar temple

Mukteshwar Dance Festival Duet  Dance
This temple is located within city of Bhubaneswar and at distance of 5 KM from railway station, airport and bus stops. Local cabs are available to reach this temple premises from any part of the city. This temple is by the side of the road connecting famous Puri town to Bhubaneswar. If you are travelling from Puri then after entering Bhubaneswar city you can see the temple complex at your left side.

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The areas around the Mukteswar Temple is special decorated for this program with special lighting arrangements and by erecting backdrops to give best view of the dance performances.
Mukteshwar Dance Festival
Artistes of national and international repute perform here. The program starts with Shiva Vandana a group song dedicated to lord Shiva. Then the dances starts with Solo performance followed by Duet Odissi and ends with Group Odissi. All the three days the same program format is followed. Here is a list of artists performed during festival in the year 2017.
DateType Description
14th JanShiva Vandana Krushna Chandra Ray
Solo Odissi Sujata Mohapatra
Duet Odissi Pabitra Pradhan & Sridutta Bhol
Group Odissi Natya Ballet Centre
15th JanShiva Vandana Sangita Panda & Group
Solo Odissi Pankaj Pradhan
Duet Odissi Sachikanta Pradhan & Swagatika Sahoo
Group Odissi Sharmila Mukharjee & Group
16th JanShiva Vandana Sukanta Kumar Kundu & Group
Solo Odissi Saswati Gorai Ghosh
Duet Odissi Subhalaxmi Padhi & Arati Kar
Group Odissi Subash Swain & Group
Mukteshwar Dance Festival Group
Mukteswar Dance Festival is focused mainly in Odissi dances of various artists and groups. In line with this Orissa Tourism also organizes Konark Dance Festival from 1st to 5th December every year at Konark. Konark Dance festival focus on all types of classical dances of India including Odissi.
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