Mruttika, an exposition of Odisha terracotta handicrafts fair, organised by the directorate of handicrafts and cottage industries at Exhibition Ground, began yesterday and will end on October 27.It will be an attraction for the crowds, who are coming in large numbers to give a festive makeover to their homes ahead of Diwali.
Various kinds of diyas and lamps used for lighting during Diwali, made by traditional artisans of the state, have been displayed here. The diyas are available in shapes of animals, butterflies and flowers, along with incense stick-holders, lamps and small containers for tea lights. One can buy a diya for Rs 20 and in Rs 100 one can buy a dozen.
Around 70 kiosks have been put up at the exposition with terracotta items by 150 artisans from over 18 districts of the state, including Balasore, Khurda, Jagatpur, Keonjhar and Nabarangpur.
Courtesy : Telegraph