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JULY 2011
Yet another Students' Delegation from Hanseo University Visits KIIT & KISS
27.07.2011
 
Bahuda Yatra at Shrivanikshetra of KISS
11.07.2007
 

“RATHAYATRA” celebrated at Shrivani Khetra, KISS

03.07.2011
 

Yet another Students' Delegation from Hanseo University Visits KIIT & KISS

Yet another 15-member students' delegation from Hanseo University, South Korea has arrived here on a visit to KIIT and KISS. More than 500 students from South Korea visit KIIT & KISS for various purposes every year as a result of an agreement between KIIT University and Hanseo University for academic, student and cultural exchange. it is the 5th trip from Hanseo University.

Besides visiting KIIT & KISS, itinerary of the students' delegation include tour to model village of Kalarabanka and trip to tourist attractions of Puri and Konark. In KISS, the South Korean students will take part in activities like vocational skill training, plantation, teaching Korean language and taekwondo training with KISS students. They will also see a tailoring unit set up in Kalarabanka with assistance from Hanseo University. During the programme, they will learn Odissi dance and English language. Also they will learn about the teaching process both in KIIT and KISS.

It is expected that visit of Hanseo University students will indirectly benefit tourism industry in the State. Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS has expressed gratitude to Dr. Ham Kee-Sun, President & Founder, Hanseo University for his cooperation resulting in the two Universities working together in the fields of education and social service. This cooperation will continue in future, he said.

Reputation of KIIT among international students is increasing as KIIT has been taking step in the direction of cultural exchange along with imparting world class education. For this reason KIIT has the pride of being a dependable institution for international students.

Bahuda Yatra at Shrivanikshetra of KISS

The Bahuda Yatra, the return journey of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra, concluded peacefully at Shrivanikhetra of KISS on 11th July, 2011. Rituals associated with this auspicious occasion like Mangala Arati, Mailama, Tadapalagi, RoshaHoma, Abakasha, Surya Pooja, Dwarapala Pooja, etc commenced early morning as per the ethics and rituals of Mahaprabhu Shri Jagannath Temple of Shrikshetra, Puri.

Pahandi Bije of the three deities was performed in the afternoon, after the observance of holy ritual of Cherapahanra by Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS. Pulling of the three chariots from the ‘Shri Gundicha Temple’ to Shrivanikshetra of KISS started at 4 p.m.

Thousands of local devotees, staffs and students of KISS and KIIT gathered to observe the Bahuda Yatra at KISS. Several other programmes like Bhajana Samaroh by different musical groups from Odisha and outside, Prabachana and other cultural programmes were organised between the Ratha Yatra and Bahuda Yatra here.

“RATHAYATRA” celebrated at Shrivani Khetra, KISS

The world famous auspicious occasion of Rath Yatra was celebrated at Shrivani khetra of KISS on 3rd July 2011 amid religious fervor and gaiety. More than 30 thousand devotees participated in pulling the three decorated chariots of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra being carried on three colourful wooden chariots, festooned with flowers, appliqué and mural paintings.

The Pahandi and other rituals like Mangala Arati, Mailama,Tadapalagi, Rosha Homi, Abakasha, Surya Puja, Chariots inauguration etc followed by procession of deities from temple sanctum to the chariots began in the morning as per the ethics and rituals of Mahaprabhu Shri Jagganath Temple of Shri Khetra, Puri. Thousands of devotees gathered to pull the three chariots in the afternoon after Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT and KISS performed the holy ritual of cherapahanra, the ceremonial sweeping of the Chariots. The special feature of Ghosayatra here is that, Devadalan, the chariot of Goddess Subhadra was pulled by only females.

Special sculptors from Puri were involved in making the chariots. All rituals were conducted under the guidance of Shri Acharya Pandit Surya Narayan Rathasarma. A few years ago, Shrivani khetra at KISS was set up on the suggestion of Gajapati Maharaja Shri Dibya Singh Dev.