Since Cuttack was first ruled by the Keshari Dynasty followed by the Mughals, the Marathas, and the British, it is a melting pot of various cultural influences. It is home to several significant Hindu religious shrines like the Katak Chandi Temple as well as a prominent Gurdwara and a Jama Masjid. The culture of Cuttack is predominantly similar to that of other old cities in the state of Odisha. The people of Cuttack celebrate several festivals, with Baliyatra (Organized by the District Administration of Cuttack )being the most popular and grandest. Baliyatra, a trade fair is reported the second largest in Asia. There was a time when the merchants of Cuttack traded with South East Asian traders. The name Baliyatra is derived from the island of ‘Bali’ which used to be a hotspot for merchants from Odisha is derived from the island of ‘Bali’ which used to be a hotspot for merchants from Odisha.
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About. Diverse, vibrant, and utilitarian the art and craft of Odisha range from —stonework, silver filigree, woodcraft, appliqué work, brass and bell metal work, dokra castings, horn work, pattachitra, paper Mache, terracotta, tie & dye textile in cotton, tassar and silk and many more.