Associated with the cult of Krishna leela has a deep religious flavour.People in the village communities in certain parts of Odisha join in singing and dancing to the accompaniment of mridanga and cymbals. This is performed particularly on the occasion of Holi and Rasa Purnima. Different episodes of Krishna legend are performed in ‘leela’.

Through the chanting of songs and dancing to its tune in accompaniment of the musical instruments a serene atmosphere is created.