The festival of Mondei is an extremely popular Festival celebrated in the Nabarangpur District Orissa. The celebration of the festival can well be understood from its nomenclature as the name Mondei is derived from the Hindi word “Mondi” that means a small market place.
Mondei Festival witnesses a large congregation of devotees from all over India, who worship a common deity. This offering of prayers to deity is done amidst traditional rituals and customs. The festival celebrations are accompanied with a fair organized by the localites. Apart from the traditional rituals and customs there are Dance and Music performances that are held every year.