Chaitra Jatra Festival

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  • March 16, 2020
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Chaitra Jatra Festival

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-I- Culture

In News:

  • 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. 

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