People of Odisha

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The people generally eat par-boiled rice. The Sun –dried rice are usually for festive occasions. Odia people do not eat non-vegetarian foods on Sundays. Majority of people of Odihsa are non-vegetarian.

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Among the states of Bharat (India), Odisha is tenth in area and eleventh in population. Odisha states’ sex ratio is 972, the Bharat ratio being 933. Literacy rate is 63.61 (2001) census. Only 13 percentages of Odisha population live in towns and cities. Two of the cities Bhubaneswar (Capital) and Rourkella (industrial capital) are modern types. Odisha’s economy being primarily agriculture based.

Language:
Odia is one of the oldest languages in the county. 84% speak in Odia , rest speaks Hindi, Urdu, Bengali and Telgu. English is spoken by the educated few.

Religion and Caste:
Among the state of Bharat, Odisha has the highest concentration Hindus. 92% of the total population, Muslims, Christians and Buddhists form 1.5%, 1.7% and 0.04% respectively.
Hindus consist of different casts like Sevayat Brahmin, Brahmin, Karans , Khandayats and other functional castes.

Social life:
Marriage is usually monogamous among all religions. Polygamous marriages are socially banned. Usually it is the duty of parents to arrange marriage in the same religion and caste. Drinking is considered vice and shameful. Sensual immortality is hated and socially punishable. Beef is taboo to Hindus as Pork to Muslims in Odisha.

Food and Dress:
Cooked rice with dal and curry as side dishes is common meal for all Odia people. Prevalent practices of cooked rice soaked in water overnight known as pakhal. Some people like to take roti/chapatis in dinner. The people generally eat par-boiled rice. The Sun –dried rice are usually for festive occasions. Odia people do not eat non-vegetarian foods on Sundays. Majority of people of Odihsa are non-vegetarian. Only, Sevayat Brahmin of Hindu sect of Lord Jagannath Puri is vegetarian. The widows of Sevayat Brahmins are by choice vegetarian.

The traditional dress Dhoti and Kurta are widely used by rural people here. Urban people like to use pant and shirt. The informal dress of people is Lungi and Gamucha.

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Odisha, Orissa

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author avatar Sheila Newton
22nd Jan 2012 (#)

Ittech, your themes have no boundaries. You can write about anything.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
23rd Jan 2012 (#)

Good look at the culture of the people of Odisha, India.

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author avatar Buzz
23rd Jan 2012 (#)

Thanks for this interesting article, ittech.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
23rd Jan 2012 (#)

thanks for this informative article, I enjoyed reading it:0)

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author avatar sobia ikram
24th Jan 2012 (#)

nice sharing :)

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
25th Jan 2012 (#)

Thanks for this information, ittech.

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author avatar Teila
1st Mar 2012 (#)

Enjoyed!

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author avatar Teila
1st Mar 2012 (#)

Enjoyed!

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