The custom followed in Orissa is very like that of West Bengal with just minor district particular changes. For example, Holi accept the name of ‘Dol Purnima’ here additionally, yet as opposed to setting the icons of Krishna and Radha on the swing they put the symbol of Lord Jagannath. This is so a result of the celebrated sanctuary of Jagannath at Puri. Plus, Jagannath is just an equivalent word of Krishna. The palanquin – with the symbol of Lord Jagannath on it is taken out in a parade around the primary boulevards of the city. Enthusiasts take swing to swing it while ladies move around it and sing reverential tunes. This while men continue showering colored water and color powder, ‘abeer’ at them.
Festivities by milkmen
At night, milkmen, ‘gwalas’ convey the palanquin on their shoulders, for Krishna had a place with their group. Recreations, for example, Dandi Khela are additionally played to stamp the event. An exceptional tent called ‘jhoolan mandap’ is raised to put the symbol of Lord Jagannath during the evening. The next morning abeer is connected of the symbol of the ruler. From that point, individuals savor the unique luxuries of the event, for example, pethas, laddoos made of puffed rice and sesame seed and play with colors. Towards night, icons are given a plunge in a lake and reclaimed to sanctuary.
Here as well, Holika is scorched at night as an image pf triumph of good finished underhandedness. Afterward, wedded ladies precisely clear away the slag of the campfire, to stamp the spot with illustrations made out of a glue of powdered sun dried rice and water.