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Jharsuguda is the district headquarters of Jharsuguda district of Odisha, India. It is the administrative headquarters of Jharsuguda district. It is an industrial hub, consisting mainly of metallurgical industries. Jharsuguda is well connected to all major cities of India through the rail network. It is popularly known as the power house of Odisha due to a large number of thermal power plants located nearby.Geography and climateJharsuguda is located at. It has an average elevation of 218m. Jharsuguda is located in Western Odisha. State highway 10 and National highway 200 pass through Jharsuguda. The Ib River flows along the Western side of Jharsuguda town and the river Bheden flows in the south. The area of the town is 70.47 km2, and has a population of 579,499.The town situated at 21.82° north longitude and 84.1° latitude and at a height of 700–750 feet above mean sea level. The highest temperature recorded in summer is 48.0 °C and it has an average rain fall of 1527 mm.CultureJharsuguda is a cosmopolitan city housing people from all the regions of India. Major festivals celebrated in the town are: Nuakhai: This is an important festival for the people of Western Odisha. Families gather during this period and eat together. After that, the younger take the blessings of elders and dance with friends.Message-Always give the respect to the elders and take the blessing from him Bhai Jauntia: A festival observed by the women of this region where a sister prays for the betterment of her brother. Rath Yatra: Rath Yatra is celebrated in the town & villages of the district. Durga Puja: Durga Puja has been celebrated in public pandals in the town for more than half a century. Specially Durga pandel of Sarbahal Chowki para and Mangal Bazar and Puja by Sri Santimai Mukhrajee in Chowki Para is very devotional. Ganesh Puja: A 10-day public celebration of Ganesh Puja. Diwali and Chhat: It is celebrated with great pomp and show. Kirtan (Nama Yangya) (Brundamal,Sarbahal, Sahapada, Buromal and Chowki Para): People pray to Krishna and Ram. Villagers of Beherapat have celebrated Asta Prahar Nama Yangya since 1966 and also started in Chowki Para on 2014 help of Ashok Gej, Narayan Sahu, Sharme Ji, Subash Sen etc.
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