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Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation begins preparation for Khandagiri Mela in Bhubaneswar

BHUBANESWAR: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has started preparation work from Thursday for annual Khandagiri Mela which starts from February 12 within the town.

On the primary day, the civic body has cleared encroachment from mela website on the foothill of Khandagiri and Udaygiri Buddhist heritage website. The eviction force used to be performed between Khandagiri square to Charichhak in presence of BMC officers.

During the force, stores of 10 cell vendors, 15 bamboo polythene sheds, 22 planted hoardings and seven tin sheet extension sheds had been demolished. It has additionally removed the advertising fabrics from road side and medians from Airport square to fire station by means of Siripur.

It will create space for parking of automobiles. The civic body will engage its sanitation workers to keep the mela website clean till the mela is concluded.

It may also get ready the kiosks for investors to arrange their stalls. The investors gets their stalls via Friday. BMC will price Rs 6,000 from the vendors for a temporary stall for all of the mela length. A drama or opera party should pay Rs 6000 in step with day to organise its performance on government land. But the price is Rs 5000 for the drama and opera parties functioning on private land.

For doli or swings, BMC will price Rs 1500 in step with day, however a cell seller pays Rs 50 in step with day to sale his/her pieces within the mela.

This competition takes to the air every year on the day of Magha Saptami, the 7th day of lunar month of Magha as in step with Hindu calendar. It is regarded as auspicious in Hindu religion. Saints, clergymen and followers of different sects of Hindu religion will congregate right here for the 12-day event.

People will experience meals, cultural programmes and watch drama or operas within the mela. Besides, they can purchase pieces akin to utensils, bamboo and stone carvings and various home goods.

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