Satya Mahima Dharma and Joranda Mela 2024

Joranda mela is mostly celebrated by Mahima Dharma practitioners. This festival is held on the full moon day of Magha (Magha Purnima Day), which comes between January and February each year. It is located in Joranda, near Dhenkanal, which is 90 km from Bhubaneswar, the capital of Odisha.

  • 2024 – 23rd February 2024
  • 2023- 4th February 2023
  • 2022- 15th February 2022
  • 2021-25th February 2021
  • 2020- 7th February 2020

About Satya Mahima Dharma

To propagate the religion of Satyamahima, its founder Mahiyaprabhu Yogeshwar traveled all over Odisha. Finally, he came to Joranda village of Dhenkanal district and gave 84 of the disciples coupons and 91 buckles and called them as Majiya Sannyasi. On the fourth day of Sri Delhishwarabad 1283, Sri Yogeshwar Mahaya Prabhu passed away sitting on Padmasana. His body was cremated at Joranda and concluded by reciting the Mahamantra of Dhenkanal Naresh Alekh Mahaya. The tomb is known as the majesty of the temple or ‘Smritimandir’. Since the passing away of Lord Majia, the Majia Mela festival has been taking place every year in the courtyard of Majia Gadi.

Prior to the appearance of Yogeshwar Mahaprabhu, Sri Achutananda Mahapura had informed about the appearance of Bhagavan Majayaprabhu in his future Malika.

Joranda Mela at Joranda village of Dhenkanal district, Odisha

Many people come from far and wide to participate in the three-day fair. On this day, Majaya Sannyasis worship at the tomb. Many majesty sannyasis are declared as Bairagi to Apara sannyasis on this day. This fair is held every year on the 14th day of Magha month. Five days before this and from the 10th tithi, the Sannyasis gather in the Majiyamagadi. Majaya Mela begins on Triyodashi Pahanta and is also known as Pahanta Purnami.

On this occasion, a large procession is held. It is given to the Sannyasis who are eligible to receive the bulk by the bulk-holding majesty society and those who are selected for the fellowship by the kupan-holding society. Ordinary devotees are not allowed to witness this festival. On the third day of the evening, the workers of Kaupindhari Mahima Samaj and Bulkakhari Mahima Samaj are elected.


Sannyasis travel to different countries and give the collected money and materials to the workers of the majesty. On the fourteenth day, preparations are made to celebrate the festival. Full moon in the sky. Music playing at the temple gate. The majesty is lost. The word of the letter is magnified on the face. The full moon in the sky and the light of the Ghi Dipali combine to look at the memory of Sri Yogeshwar Mahaya of Gadimadir. Mahima Dharma is not a separate religion, it is founded on the foundations of pure Hinduism. Some literary scholars suggest that Mahima Dharma is a variation of Buddhism, but that is completely wrong. Because the goals of Buddhism and Mahayadha are completely different. The goal of Buddhism is to attain Nirvana and the goal of Mahima Dharma is to attain Brahmala. Two classes of sannyasis are visible in Majiya Dharma. They are kaupinahari and balkalahari. The creator of the two groups of monks is Yogeshwar Mahaya Prabhu himself. Autuma Yogeshwar is the promoter of Mahayadharma. No definite evidence has been found so far regarding his place of birth, date of birth and parents. The majesty of Yogeshwar is said to be non-ionic.

How to reach Joranda Mela, Dhenkanal, Odisha

  • Mahima Gadi is located in Joranda, near Dhenkanal, which is 90 km from Bhubaneswar, the capital of Odisha.
  • Nearest airport is Biju Patnaik Airport in Bhubaneswar, which is about 106 kilometers away
  • By train, the closest railway station is Dhenkanal. From there, Joranda is accessible by road, around 26 km from Dhenkanal Station.

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