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Why we celebrate Utkal Divas on 1 April 2021?

Utkal Divas Orissa as a different state was set up on 1 April 1936. There is the far-reaching festivity of Utkal Divas among the Oriyas1 in Orissa and just as outside Orissa. The scholastic spaces are not liberated from this. Oriya understudies from different grounds, for example, JNU, Hyderabad, Pondicherry, Utkal Divas, and different colleges likewise commend this day as Independence Day. At the point when I said Oriya, I am not saying that all individuals who are remaining in Orissa are Oriya. By saying Oriya, I am fundamentally alluding to individuals who live in beachfront Orissa.

At this point it is important to pose some essential inquiries, for example, is it actually an autonomy day, and assuming this is the case, for whom? Are Bahujans (SC, ST, OBC, and minorities) liberated from the subjugation of station and Brahminism in Orissa? Are ladies liberated from the shackles of Brahminism which is the most noticeably terrible type of male-controlled society on the planet? Since Utkal Divas Dalits and Adivasis structure a significant part of Orissa’s populace, where are the legends of Adivasis like Laxman Naik, Rendo Majhi, Birsa Munda, and numerous others?

What are the states of Dalit-Adivasis in Orissa?

Allow me to find the development of the state arrangement development in an appropriate authentic setting. Brahmin antiquarians, political researchers, sociologists, and the state apparatuses of Orissa have introduced a celebrated history, culture, and religion while concealing the shocking wrongdoings they execute on Bahujans. Allow us to return to our commonsensical built memory which is the result of Brahminical authority.

In the frontier time frame, when Brahmins, Karans, and Khandayats of seaside Odisha understood that they are not getting anything being with Bengal Presidency, they began envisioning a different state where they could be rulers and begun requesting it. This disturbance or separate state development began with the denigration and avoidance of Bahujan and against position developments like the Mahima development. In this manner, they made Bhima Bhoi inseparable from Hinduism, Utkal Divas they Brahminized him. They described Mahima development (Mahima Dharma) as an organization of Hinduism. Through the different state development, Brahmin-Karan-Khandayats had the option to set up complete authority over the Bahujan. They coordinated the primary uproar against Muslims around 1917 (in beachfront Orissa).

Utkal Divas

With all Kings, Brahmins had put themselves in the pioneer state mechanical assembly and set up themselves on the whole compelling circles of life. They had taken the advantage of pilgrim schooling and cornered it. At that point they had set up Oriya as the state language, consigning all Dalit-Adivasis dialects to the edges. Through Oriya, they supply the Ramayana, Mahabharat, and Utkal Divas different Puranas. Language turned into the transporter of Brahminism. This is because the Brahmins had never permitted Bahujans to peruse and compose. They had consumed all perusing and composing. That is the way they had created the Brahmins’ vile accounts of imagination, creative mind, and a wide range of silly notion and support of station framework, widow consuming, Devadasi framework, and any remaining sorts of harsh culture, religion, and custom. Individuals of Orissa are still casualties of this story of Brahmins, yet there is the glorification of the Devadasi framework, a framework where ladies from the Bahujan Utkal Divas people group had to move in sanctuaries. Brahmins constrained Bahujan ladies into sexual bondage. Indeed, even today this is praised in the famous Brahminical culture of Orissa as music and expressions.

Brahmins-Karans, previous Kings, and landowners began the development in Cuttack, Puri, Bhubaneswar to reestablish their Oriya Brahmin language and Brahmin-Kshatriya brilliance. Consequently, Congress and Mr. Gandhi2 showed up in the legislative issues of Orissa, and they held hands with the different state development. All Das’, Mahapatra’s, Mishras, Acharyas, Pattnaiks, and other upper positions began development to set up a Brahmin raj once more. This frailty of Brahmin-Kshatriyas was duplicated particularly when they got mindful about the Muslim guideline in Orissa. Muslim guidelines in one way or another made an emergency among the Brahmin-Kshatriya rulers. Kindly note, emergency in the domain of rule and not in the authority (society). Nonetheless, Brahmins have consistently rehashed themselves and attempted to keep up their authority in a steady situation altogether phases of Orissa history, particularly after the decrease of Buddhism3.

They had begun setting up ‘Bhagvat Tungi’ in each town, fabricated Jagannath sanctuaries all over. The British delegated Brahmins-Karans in the regions where Dalit-Adivasis were in a larger part – for instance in Western Orissa and South Orissa. They made an honest effort to build up Brahminic authority and at last prevailing in their endeavors. One can notice it from crafted by Congress and other such associations like Utkal Sammilani and other Brahmin-Savarna outfits. They purposely didn’t present the counter rank movements4 that was going on in Maharashtra, Madras Presidency, and different territories. Utkala Sammilani, Congress, and the Upper ranks deliberately controlled the Bahujans and utilized them as infantry. After the foundation of the different territory of Orissa on April 1, 1936, Brahmins and their associated Kings and zamindars had the option to make a domineering spot called Orissa. After the flight of the British, it has become an imposing business model space for Brahmins-Karans. What occurred, on the whole, these years beginning from Utkal Divas 1936 to 2017 is the standard of Brahminism and Brahmin-Dvija.

See the rundown underneath, the number of Bahujans were the leaders of this state-

1. H. Mahatab, 1946-1950

2. N. Chaudhury, 1950-56

3. H. Mahatab, 1956-61

4. Biju Patnaik, 1961-63

5. B. Mitra, 1963-65

6. Sadashiva Tripathy, 1965-67

7. Rajendra N. Singh Deo, 1967-71

8. Biswanath Das, 1971-72

9. Nandini Satpathy, 1972-1976

10. Binayak Acharya, 1976-77

11. Nilamani Routray, 1977-1980

12. Janaki B. Patnaik, 1980-89

13. Biju Pattnaik, 1990-95

14. J. B. Patnaik, 1995-99

15. G. Gaming, 1999-1999

16. H. Biswal, 1999-2000

17. Naveen Patnaik, 2000-proceeding…

Practically every one of the main clergymen in the above list was Brahmin-Dvija. A couple from the Bahujan people group was designated for brief periods. There can be a straightforward clarification that since there is no position separation there is no enemy of rank awareness. In any case, it isn’t pretty much as straightforward as that. It has a chronicled meaning.

Utkal Divas Brahmins-Karans have subjugated Bahujans, covered up the set of experiences and battles of hostile to position masterminds like Phooley, Savitri Bai, Babasaheb Ambedkar, and Periyar from Dalit Bahujan talk. They have made ‘Bhima Bhoi’ who battled against Brahminism, a manifestation and a piece of Hinduism. Brahminism has a total grasp on Orissa, and most likely that is the reason they never permitted Dalit-Adivasis to secure training. The total imposing business model of Brahmin-Karan-Khandayat in each field i.e., training, government organizations, ventures, and any remaining perspectives prompted the total demilitarization and avoidance of Bahujans on the whole fields.

Thus, there is just hyper-rank cognizance of Brahmins-Dvija and no enemy of station awareness of Bahujans in Orissa. Utkal Divas They are torching Dalits’ basis, and coercively uprooting Adivasis from their territories. They threatened, killed, assaulted Dalit-Adivasi Christians in Kandhamal. More than 600 towns were obliterated, 5600 houses were plundered and consumed, 54000 individuals were delivered destitute. Hindus in Kandhamal obliterated 295 holy places in 2007-08. Consistently there is a wrongdoing against Dalits in Orissa. Distance, station practices, and abominations are uncontrolled.

Presently the inquiry is: are these individuals truly free? Presently you advise me, which autonomy would you say you are celebrating and what is the possibility of Utkal Divas? How are you without you people and a free society? For the sake of Utkal Divas, for the sake of Orissa day, is this not a festival of hyper Brahminism? Is it not a festival of Casteism? Is it not a festival of Brahminical abuse, control, oppression, and misuse of masses?

The beginning of the Oriya Nationalism/regionalism or semantic bullheadedness is a bare type of Brahminism in Orissa, which empowers the formation of an all-out grasp/imposing business model of Brahmins-Dvija authority altogether circles of life. Accordingly, the festival of Utkal Divas isn’t just the festival of Brahminism yet the advancement and glorification of the most severe arrangement of the world.


1. It is a Brahminical development or misinterpretation that each one of the individuals who come from Orissa is a speaker of the Oriya language. Brahmins have distorted that Orissa has just a single language that is Oriya; in any case, the truth of the matter is that there are numerous dialects of Dalit Adivasis in Utkal Divas Orissa which are not Oriya. Furthermore, the language of Western Orissa and South Orissa is unique to that of the Coastal area. These two territories are basically Dalit-Adivasis lion’s share regions. Here I have utilized Oriyas to alluding to individuals who live in seaside Orissa as it were.

2. I have utilized Babasaheb’s use of the term Mr. Gandhi, to M.K. Gandhi.

3. It is essential to take note of that before Hinduism/Brahminism, Buddhism was the religion of the majority in Orissa, particularly after Samrat Ashoka. That is the reason even after the counter transformation of Brahmin-Kshatriyas in the 5-sixth century AD, and particularly after Pushyamutra Sunga, there are a lot of Buddhist confirmations of model, craftsmanship, design, sculptures, Biharis across Orissa. There are places in western Orissa like Asurgarh(fort of Asuras), Junagarh (old fortification), Ranipur Jharial, and numerous others where we can discover the remnants of Bahujan history, and Buddhist legacy.

4. At the point when Ambedkar and Periyar began the counter position development in India, Brahmins were frightened and they needed to prevent Utkal Divas from turning into a dish Indian marvel. That is the reason Congress and Gandhi went to Orissa a few times to redirect the Dalit-Adivasis from their principle plan. They had coordinated a couple of sanctuary section programs, which were significantly more impeding to the Bahujans. Due to a particularly essential trick, Bahujans of Orissa when all is said in done and eastern Utkal Divas Orissa specifically are still enslaved

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