Moving to Orissa? Here are some tips for you!
Always remember that addressing people by 'bhaina' is very common in Odia culture. It means 'elder brother' and is a way of showing love and respect to people.
Be prepared to witness a lot of festivals when you're in Odisha, as it has a very rich culture. They celebrate 13 festivals in 12 months.
Do remember that when an Odiya says 'Agya' it means 'yes'. It is frequently used by the people of Odisha.
Do take care of the thing that Odias rarely use slang therefore, make sure you don't use them either when you're in Odisha.
Make yourself ready to have a lot of food when you're going to someone's place. Oriyas are very hospitable people and they welcome their guests in the most amazing way.
Do not get confused by the language of Odisha. There are eight variations of Odia (native language), which changes according to the regions.
Never call Rasgullah a Bengali dish. Calling it a Bengali dish might offend Odiya people.
Don't act in a surprising way when you see people removing their footwear when they pass through a temple. It is a way of showing respect to their God.
Never ever talk harshly with people of Odisha, as they are very calm, humble, down to earth folks who try to avoid argument at their best.