Published on: December 28, 2022

Dhanu jatra

Dhanu jatra

Why in news? Bargarh town turns into Mathura as 11-day Dhanu Yatra started


About Dhanu Jatra or Dhanu Yatra

  • It is an annual drama-based open air theatrical performance
  • Location : Bargarh, Odisha.
  • It is world’s largest open air theater, finds a mention in the Guinness Book of World Records.
  • Theme : Mythological story of Krishna (locally known as Krushna), and his demon uncle Kansa.
  • Origin: Bargarh, in the present day play, the enactments of the play are being performed in many other places in Western Odisha.
  • There is no written script used in these enactments.
  • Accorded National Festival status to Dhanu Yatra by Government of India

Main Venues

  • Mathura: main stage of the festival
  • Ambapaali: Gopapura
  • Jeera river: transformed into river Yamuna for these 10 days.
  • Gobindpaali: Ashramas