15th Dhauli-Kalinga Mahotsav

15th Dhauli-Kalinga Mahotsav

Every year in the month of February as the night engulfs the city, stars descend on the Peace Pagoda to unleash an array of bedazzling performance that leaves the audience spellbound with their sheer brilliance.

Dhauli-Kalinga Mahotsav

About the event

The Pagoda a symbol of Buddhist legacy in the state Odisha is an enduring symbol of peace and harmony in the world, hence it's often referred as the International Peace Pagoda. The message of peace is reinforced through various performing arts of the classical genre enacted by renowned exponents. The festival is hosted jointly by the State Culture and Tourism Department and Odisha Dance Academy.

The festival started in the year 2003 as two independent festivals which were brought under one umbrella in 2011 and came to be known as Dhauli Kalinga Mahotsav.

During the three day festival, the Peace Pagoda transforms itself under the star lit skies and artistic brilliance of the performers leaving the audience with memories to savour for days to come. The festival is a collage of classical music, dance and folk dance forms which represents the various cultural hues of India.

There is no entry fee attached with the Festival. A special bus service is arranged for tourists and visitors from Bhubaneswar to enjoy the festival in the scenic setting of Dhauli fields with the brightly lit peace pagoda in the backdrop.

Programme 2019

Serene settings, beautifully decorated venue & the Peace Pagoda as the backdrop, makes the lilting performance of the maestros reach for the stars. Get mesmerized by the lights, sounds and sights at Dhauli Pagoda from 8th - 10th February 2019 at 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM everyday.

  • Geeta Mahatmiyam

    Anitha Guha & Group, Chennai; Gauri Diwakar & Group, New Delhi; Janardhan Raj
    Urs & Group, Bengaluru and Aruna Mohanty & Group, Bhubaneswar

  • Mayurbhanji Chhau Dance
    (Paika Bidroha)

    Mayur Art Centre, Bhubaneswar

  • Musical Orchestra

    Dhaneswar Swain & Group, Vadya Vanee, Bhubaneswar

  • Odissi Dance

    Ratikanta Mohapatra & Group, Srjan, Bhubaneswar

  • Thang-Ta

    Rajen Mangan, Manipuri Thang Ta Cultural Association, Imphal

  • Odissi Dance

    Madhulita Mohapatra & Group, Nrityantara Academy of Performing Arts, Bengaluru

  • Kathak Dance

    Group From New Delhi

  • Contemporary Dance

    Sreejith T. R & Group, Kerala

  • Make in Odisha

    Orissa Dance Academy, Bhubaneswar; Cornucopia
    Creations, Bengaluru & Md. Saiful Haque, Moksha, Cuttack.

Above programmes are subject to last minute changes.

Stepping on The Stage

Block your calendar & get ready for a cocktail of music, song and dance and get a taste of the vibrant culture of India.

on The

Block your calendar & get ready for a cocktail of music, song and dance and get a taste of the vibrant culture of India.

Anitha Guha

& Group, Chennai

Cornucopia Creations


Dhaneswar Swain

& Group, Vadya Vanee, Bhubaneswar

Gauri Diwakar

& Group New Delhi

Mayur Art Centre


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