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Orissa has a rich cultural heritage. Read to know about the culture of Orissa in India.
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Orissa Culture

Orissa CultureIn the rural areas, joint family system is still prevalent. However, in urban areas, there is a shift in the trend and joint families are being replaced by nuclear families. The cultural heritage of Orissa beautifully comes out in the form of its awesome handicraft items and amazing folk performances. Even in modern times, the traditional songs and dances of the state have not their importance.

Another major part of the cultural heritage of Orissa is its delicious cuisine. When it comes to cooking, Orissa has a distinctive style. The main course consists of rice and dal, along with different kinds of curries. Rice is used in almost every dish. During festival season, sun-dried rice is used for cooking purposes. Non-vegetarian food also makes a very important part of the diet of Oriya people.

Orissa Arts And Crafts
The reservoir of the handicrafts of Orissa is very large, consisting of numerous items. One of the basic reasons for the existence of such a wide variety of arts and crafts in the state is that it has witnessed the rule of many rulers. More

Orissa Cuisine
Rice, both sun dried and par-boiled, is the staple food of the people of Orissa. However, in the urban areas, there is a shift in the eating patterns and people are turning towards chapati (wheat bread), as an alternative to rice. More

Orissa Dances
When the talk is about the folk performances of India, Oriya dances truly deserve a special mention. Orissa has a rich cultural heritage in terms of music and dance. More

Orissa Music
Orissa is regarded as one of the musical centers of South India, that boasts of traveling bards as a part of its heritage. In the ancient times, there were saint-poets who wrote the lyrics of poems and songs that were sung to rouse the religious feelings of people. More

Orissa Languages
Orissa is one of the most beautiful states of India, which is full of mesmerizing natural beauty. The people of this state are very hospitable and welcome the guests with open arms. More

Orissa People
Orissa serves as the coastal passage between the northern and southern parts of India. It is because of this geographical location that the people belonging to both Aryan race and the Dravidian race make up the population of the state. More

Orissa Religions
Orissa is known for its respect and mutual tolerance towards other religions. It is owing to this fact that, the culture of Odissi people reflects some aspects of all the major religions of India, like Islam, Sikhism, Jainism, Buddhism, Vaisnavism, and Saivism etc. More

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