Sambalpuri Odia drama are a typical drama performance in Sambalpuri Odia language of Odisha, India.


The "naach gaana" in the streets of villages of the western Orissa regions are traditionally based on the plots of Ramayana, Mahabharata and other religion epics.[citation needed] During the early days Ram-Parshuram bhet was recognized as a form of street play. Currently[when?] "Ramlila" is performed in several villages. Majority of the dramas are performed in open air auditoriums where people stand surrounding the stage to observe. The great visionary Pundit Prayag Dutt Joshi wrote one drama Kapat Biha in 1936 and it was staged in Raj Khariar in that year.[citation needed]

Theatre and organizations

Notable Sambalpuri Odia Drama