Panchu Dola

Panchu Dola festival is observed five days after Dola Purnima in Orissa and is the one of the festivals associated with Holi in Orissa. In 2011, the date of Panchu Dola is March 24. In this festival, the idols of Gods and Goddess from temples are brought to an open ground in colorful processions. The congregation of deities from several temples attracts thousands of devotees. The festival is a major event in rural parts of Eastern India and is also known as Dasa Dola.
The place where the deities assemble turns into a mela ground. Playing of Holi with colors and fire works at night are some of the important activities on the day.
The meeting of the various deities from different temples is accompanied by various rituals.