Bhubaneswar: Holy Kartika Purnima is being celebrated amid religious fervour and serenity in each Hindu household across Odisha today.
All people from children to elderly persons floated symbolic boats, most of them made of banana tree skin, on different water sources in their respective localities.
Ponds, canals, rivers glittered with candal lights and earthen lamp lit on the floating boats.
After floating boats, people visited their village temples and offered prayer for well-being of their family.
Lakhs of people floated boats on the Mahanadi at Dhabaleswar peeth in Cuttack and Bindusagar pond in Bhubaneswar.
Adequate police arrangements were deployed for smooth conduct of boat floating rituals at these places.