28 November 2013


This is a unique village in the sense that there is no river nearby within a radius of five kilometers plus this place is much higher than other places hence no flood no water logging. Cold wintery nights and hot summer with frequent power cuts or no electricity for days are usual norms and people have got adjusted to it. The evening power cut is from 7PM to 930PM, so ladies go to sleep early and get up at 930 pm to watch TV serials. Earlier there was problem in drinking water facilities due to very low water levels but with change of ecology water level has come up and there are more than ten deep tube wells in the village. At one point of time this was the most educated village in the whole of Odisha state in India. This was known as ‘Pandhda Brahmin Sasan’, the cultivation land & the village was donated to these Brahmin by the Maharaja of Mayurbhanj. Pandhda means a place surrounded by forest. This village is surrounded by several small and big ponds.  One can find Brahmins, tribal and other lower cast people living in unison at this unique village. No rapes no murders. People are peace loving but lazy. There is one 100 years old high school and ME school where coeducation exists without problem. Pandhda is situated some45 kilometers from Baripada, ten kilometers from national high way-5 from Bombay Chaka and 265 kilometers from Kolkata and 150 kilometers from Jharkhand. The nearest railway station Rajaloka is situated at a distance of 7 kilometers& Bangriposhi around 10 kilometers away. No noise pollution no sound pollution, if you want to enjoy a real village life this is the place but do not expect to get food of your choice. Mudhi (puffed rice) is the staple &most liked food stuff of that village. 
Famous personalities of this village are:BasantaKumarSatpathy,SatakodiHota,NiharHota,PrashanaSatpathy,
HariharSatpathy,SishirHota,Monoranjan Hota, Jagdishmishra, Prof.Santanu Satpathy,ProfSumanyuSatpathy,Dr.Sanjoy Satpathy, Dr. Sorojini Satpathy, Sabita Pattnaik, Dilip Mishra and many more.
Watch these photos taken recently by the blog owner: Sanjoy Kumar Satpathy medicine specialist, ex Ranji Trophy player, Odiya & English short story writers. One can read his articles and stories in different Odiya and English news papers (Orissa Post) published from Bhubaneswar.
Badatalia pond with water lilies
Time to harvest

Bed of staws
No Work,Relaxing.

Open air saloon

Festival Time

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