State Tribal Museum Displays Outdoor Of Lanjia Saora House In Virtual Mode

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Bhubaneswar: The ST & SC Development Department has taken up a virtual tour of the Odisha State Tribal Museum every Sunday.

This Sunday, the visitors can visit the Outdoor Display of Lanjia Saora House at Odisha State Tribal Museum by opening Facebook and Twitter Pages @stscdev, @scstrti said Prof.(Dr.) A. B. Ota, Director, SCSTRTI.

The Lanjia Soara house is a single-room dwelling. At one end a high wooden platform is used to store grain. Below it is the hearth and small shrine.

On the opposite end is ‘Idital’, a ritual painting made to appease various spirits.

The mortar is placed at the doorway. The pigsty and fowl pen are located under the verandah. The visitors can visit both the Indoor and Outdoor houses of Lanjia Saora.

‘Idital’ is a ritual painting of the Saora community. ‘Idital’ paintings are made using rice powder on a background of red oxide. There are sixty-two types of ‘Idital’, each for a specific occasion or ritual.

The ‘Idital’ is now being reproduced on paper and canvas for sale as souvenirs.

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