Located in Puri district, Raghurajpur is a heritage craft village. The village is inhabited by artisans producing sheer poetry on pieces of treated cloth, dried palm leaf or paper. Situated on the southern bank of river Bhargavi and surrounded by coconut, palm, mango, jackfruit groves and other tropical trees, Raghurajpur has an idyllic setting. The villages of Odisha have a rich tradition of art and cultural activities. The rural people celebrate various fairs and festivals throughout the year with pomp and cheerfulness. Raghurajpur is also known for the performing art known as Gotipua, the precursor to Indian dance form of Odissi. It has been performed in Odisha for centuries by young boys, who dress as women to praise Jagannath and Krishna.