Bhubaneswar: Kartika Purnima, the full-moon day of holy month of Kartika was being celebrated across the State today with people floating miniature boats in water bodies to celebrate ‘Boita Bandana’ ritual and visiting temples.
Lakhs of people thronged the banks of rivers and other water bodies in the State to celebrate Boita Bandana on the auspicious Kartik Purnima today.
In Cuttack, thousands thronged the Mahanadi river in Cuttack to celebrate the festival. Boita Bandana is observed to commemorate the State’s rich maritime past.
In Bhubaneswar, the Bindusagar lake, ghats of the Daya and Kuakhai also witnessed a huge turnout of people who went there to sail their boats.