|Limb linking service of the Lord Jagannath, Who is very much fanned of music
And song is the action and pride of ‘Mahari’ tradition. What is today words and dialogue had made tomorrow living to the culture of the nations at the touch of Bashachandan’. Mahari Tradition of the Sri Mandira is the beautiful Parijata flower of art an history of Utkal. It also makes living by its fragrance and the touch of nationl. It has been doing so far from the time immoral. It has made the art of Utkala glorious Mahari tradition is the same and one union of Lord Jagannath and great Nari Mahari. Mahari Dance coming from the Nata temple of the temple has reached and extended to the stage and shastriya Odissi dance art. Now a days common man having seen the round eye of Lord Jagannath l has become wholeness of Karatali under thisremains purity action whollyness of Mahari. It is a prensial emotion of life and heart and sloving. Amongst all who made this mahari dance living and has given to the people in general for publicity and its pride Guru Pankaja Charana Das comes to the foremost rank. He has made the dream ‘fruitful . This Mahari awarded is opened for all who take it as a tradi;tion witrh whole heartedness. Now Odissi has climbed the pick lof culture everelst of the world but the proponents of this art , that is the Mahari are numbered and along with them will go this age old tradition of Odisha. We all specially the Oriyas should not forget the contributions made by this great lordies,. We have introduced this awarded in memory of the Mahari and with a view to bring up more and more oriya girls as dancers in the national and international level. This awarded certainly will help them to promote this rich heritage. It will act as an impetus and help them to dedicate their lives to promote, prolduct and preserve the traditional style, originality and classical future of Odissi dance.