Ballipadar

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Ballipadar
Village
Ballipadar is located in Odisha
Ballipadar
Ballipadar
Location in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 19°44′00″N 84°43′00″E / 19.7333°N 84.7167°E / 19.7333; 84.7167Coordinates: 19°44′00″N 84°43′00″E / 19.7333°N 84.7167°E / 19.7333; 84.7167
Country  India
State Odisha
District Ganjam
Elevation 84 m (276 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 15,000
Languages
 • Official Oriya
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 761117

Ballipadar is a village under Buguda block of Ganjam district located in Odisha, India. It is also a "Grama Panchayat" consists of 3 villages which are Balipadar, Sadasibapur Sasan and Sana Balipadar. It has about 15,000 inhabitants. About 15 to 20 small villages depend upon Ballipadar on a daily basis. Ballipadar is in a transition phase between a village and a small city. It serves as a small-scale commercial center. Most people are occupied in the farming sector or run a small business. People have started taking education into consideration.

The majority of people are Hindu. Despite being only a small town it holds about 10 temples of various Gods. People celebrate all the festivals not neglecting any tradition or custom.

Ballipadar Diary is a local magazine published about the town.

Jogi Maharana was a great artisan (Kastha Silpi). He was famous for his living doll Kalabati. According to his ideal the Jogi Marharana Foundation has run various art activities since 2000. Mr Ratnakar Maharana is the founder chief of this organisation.

There is also a spiritual and Govt. registered organisation named Sri Aurobindo Pathachakra at "Matrugiri" at the end of the village towards Buguda. Established in 1991 .it runs a primary school named Sri Aurobindo Purnanga Sikshaya Kendra which is affialated by New Life Education Trust, Odisha and recognised by Odisha Education Dept. It provides from class Pre-KG to Standard Eight with a co-educational Oriya medium system.

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Ballipadar High School, Ballipadar Anchalika College ( one reputed college in district for science student ) Ballipadar surrounded by small hills in northeast corner and also famous for local deer and Indian peacock. Makar sankranti is one of the important festivals here. Sadasibapur sasan village is only for Brahmin peoples.

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