Danda Nrutya is one of the famous performing arts in Ganjam District
. It is dedicated to Byaghra Devi of Kulada, the presiding deity of drama.
Danda Nrutya starts 13 days before Mahavisuba Sankranti and ends with Mesa Sankranti. The people who participate in this are known as Dandua, Bhogata or Patua.
The musical instruments include Dhol (double-sided drum) and Mahuri (wind instrument like
Shehnai) along with flag and peacock tails by the artists.