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About Odisha

Odisha (formerly Orissa), an eastern Indian state on the Bay of Bengal, is known for its tribal cultures and its many ancient Hindu temples. The capital, Bhubaneswar, is home to hundreds of temples, notably the Nagara-style Mukteswar and the Lingaraj, both built in the 11th century and set around sacred Bindusagar Lake. The Odisha State Museum is dedicated to the area’s indigenous history.



History of Odisha

The name, Odisha (formerly Orissa), refers to the current state in India. But in the different era the region and parts of the region were known by different names. The boundaries of the region also has varied over the ages.



Festival of Odisha

Odisha is known for her colorful festivals. The festivals are numerous, spread over all the twelve months of a year. The village life centers round agriculture. Therefore, there is an intimate relationship of festivals with the numerous agricultural operations that take place. Orissan Festivals are also observed as part of Hindu religious faith. Dates for Orissan festivals are determined by the traditional Hindu calendar.



Culture of Odisha

The sacred environs of Lord Jagannath temple, the eroticism of Konark's Sun temple, the wondrous caves of Jainism, the mystical monasteries of Buddhism, the paintings of folklore and the weaver's magic; all stand as meek evidences of an eloquent past and continuing golden present of Odisha (Orissa).