Chaitra Jatra Festival
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-I- Culture
- The annual Chaitra Jatra festival scheduled to be held on March 17 at Odisha’s Tara Tarini hill shrine is cancelled as a precautionary measure against COVID-19 infection.
- Tara Tarini hill shrine on banks of the Rushikulya river, is a major centre of Shakti worship in Odisha.
Prelims Value Addition
- After Gahirmatha in Kendrapara district of Odisha, the Rushikulya river mouth in Ganjam district has emerged as the second largest nesting site of the endangered olive ridley turtles.
- Indian Navy’s sailboat INSV Tarini was named after Tara Tarini hill shrine.
- The first Indian all-woman crew had circumnavigated the globe in INSV Tarini.