The Department of Tourism has announced to host Mukteswar dance festival and Rajarani music festival in the capital this month.

The three-day Mukteswar Odissi dance festival shall be underway on Mukteswar temple premises here from January 14 to 16 featuring solo by Sujata Mohapatra, Sangeeta Dash and Naba Kishore Mishra; duets by Lingaraj Pradhan-Sanjukta Dutta, Rashmi Raj-Biswabhusan Mohapatra and Debasish Patnaik-Niladri Bhusan Mohanty besides group presentations by Vitalina Lobach and troupe from Russia, Poushali Mukerjee’s troupe from Kolkata and Odisha Dance Academy, Bhubaneswar.

Treat to music lovers

The Rajarani music festival shall be held on Rajarani temple premises here from January 18 to 20. It shall showcase mandolin exponent U. Srinivas from Chennai, legendary Carnatic vocalist M. Balamuralikrishnan, celebrated couple - violinist L.Subramaniam and Kavita Krishnamurti.