Bhubaneswar,04/11/2017 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhisek Mohanty ) : The holy month of Kartika ended with ‘Boita Bandana’ festival across the state on Saturday.
Thousands of people gathered at different ghats of river Mahanadi and Kathajodi in Cuttack and Bindu Sagar tank in Bhubaneswar to float miniature boats in the water with burning ‘diyas’ placed on them.
Various social organizations also celebrated the festival by
organizing events, Bhajan Samarohas and other cultural programmes in different parts of the city.
The festival is celebrated in remembrance of sea traders (Sadhabas) who used to sell off to distant islands like Java, Sumatra, Ceylon and Borneo for trade purposes by huge boats.