6 Outdoors- Other to explore in Odisha
The ancient kingdom of Kalinga, which was invaded by the Mauryan emperor Ashoka in 261 BCE resulting in the Kalinga War, coincides with the borders of modern-day Odisha.
It is a nice spot in the bosom of nature with a perennial spring, the water of which is considered as sacred as that of the holy Ganges. Local people perform their obsequies in the downstream. Legend would have it that Rama, Laxman and Sita visited the spot during their exile where Sita felt thirsty. Laxman pierced the ground with his arrow occasioning the birth of the spring. On the day of solar eclipse and lunar eclipse. People here gather in large number to take their bath in the holy water.
Pipili crafts village is well known for its applique work. Appliqué comes from the French word appliquer that means To Put On. Well, there are two different variants of this art work. The first one is the appliqué where the fabric shape needs to be sewn over the base layer. The next one is the reverse appliqué where the two layers of a fabric need to be laid down as well as the shape needs to be cut out right from its upper layer subsequently.
Rajhurajur is known as crafts village of Odisha. This place is famous for the beautiful crafts developed by the villagers. Villagers or the craftsmen of this place were supplying decorative items to temples and Mathas (temples constructed mostly by famous devotees located around Sri Jaganatha temple.) of Puri. They also supply Patas which used in the throne of Lord Jaganatha inside temple. During car festival several the chariots are decorated by paints of these artisans.
It is a pre-secondary and Secondary school, located at Sakhigopal (Satyabadi block), a part of puri district, in the Indian state of Odisha. It was established by renowned writer and social worker Gopabandhu Das in 1909 (British India). According to Das, schools had to become man-making industries and had to be instrumental in the harmonious development of a child's personality.