Odisha

Odisha

ABOUT ODISHA

Odisha is also known as Orissa.

Odisha is one of the 29 states of India which is located in the Eastern Coast.

♦Odisha is the 9th largest state by area.

♦Odisha is the 11th largest by population.

♦It is also the 3rd most populous state of India in terms of tribal population.

♦Odia is the language spoken by the majority of the people of the state.

♦English is widely used for official purpose and Odia is used as regional language.

♦Odia belongs to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European language family and is related to Bengali and Assamese.

♦The capital city of Odisha is Bhubaneshwar.

  1. BHUBANESHWAR

Bhubaneshwar is a temple city of India. It is also the Capital of Odisha. The land of Bhubaneshwar is 2500 years old.  One of the Main Visiting Temple is Lingaraj Temple.

#LINGARAJ TEMPLE

Lingaraj Temple is a Hindu Temple. It is dedicated to HariHara, a form of Shiva and Vishnu. It is one of the oldest temple of Bhubaneshwar. It is also a largest Temple of Bhubaneshwar. Lingaraj Temple was constructed in 11th Century A.D. with a finest Example of the Kalinga style architecture.

2. CUTTACK

Cuttack is the business capital of Odisha. It is also the ancient city of Odisha. One of the major tourist attraction of Cuttack is Kataka chandi. Cuttack is Famous for Handicrafts and Cuisines.

# KATAK CHANDI

Kataka chandi Temple is an ancient temple which is dedicated to Goddess Chandi. It is famous for annual Durga Puja and Kali Puja. The Goddess popularly known as Maa Katak Chandi. It is an example of Gajpati Dynasty Architecture. It  is managed by the priests of the Utkala Brahmins .

3. PURI

Puri is Famous for Jagannath temple and Sun Temple. For nature Lovers, Puri is also famous for Beautiful Beaches.

# JAGANNATH TEMPLE

It is a Hindu Temple which is dedicated to Lord Jagannath in the form of Lord Vishnu. It is one of the four Char Dham yatra pilgrimage. This temple was built in 1161. It is one of the major Hindu Temple. The statue of Lord Jagannath is carved from wood and is replaced every 12 years.

4. ROURKELA

It is the Third Largest city of Odisha. It is famously known for Steel plants. The Major attractions of Rourkela are Hanuman Vatika and Khandadhar Falls. Rourkela is a home to the Largest steel plants in India. This is also famous and populary known as Ispat Nagar and Steel City of Odisha. Rourkela Day is celebrated on 3 March every year.

# HANUMAN VATIKA

Hanuman Vatika is a garden which belongs to Hanuman. It is the second tallest statue of hanuman in Odisha. The site was renovated and was opened for public by the Odisha government. The Hanuman Vatika also contains several shrines dedicated to the various Hindu deities.

# KHANDADHAR FALLS

It is the 12th highest waterfall in India and 2nd Largest Waterfall in Odisha. It is located at Nandapani, Bonaigarh in Sundergarh district in the Indian state of Odisha. It is a 500 ft (152 m) high waterfall in the midst of a dense forest.

5. KONARK

Konark is Famous for Sun Temple which was made in 13th century. It lies on the coast of Bay of Bengal. Konark is also a home to an annual dance festival called Konark Dance Festival, which held every December and which is  devoted to a classical Indian dance forms, including the traditional classical dance of Odisha,

# SUN TEMPLE

Sun Temple was constructed by King Narismhadeva I of the Ganga Dynasty. The Sun temple is also counted one of the 7 Wonders of India. The Temple was built in 1250AD. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. Konark Sun Temple is also known as Surya Deula. It is a 13th century temple. Konark Sun Temple is dedicated to a Hindu God Surya. It remains a major pilgrimage site for Hindus, who gather here every year for the Chandrabhaga Mela about February.

# KONARK BEACH

Konark Beach is Situated on the Eastern Coast of India. It is considered to be the India’s Finest Beach. The Sun Temple also stands on this beach. This place is a religious place and considered to be an Important for Hindus.

Odisha has had a continuous tradition of dharmic religions especially Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.

Odissi music is more two thousand five hundred years old and comprises a number of categories. Of these, the five broad ones are Tribal Music, Folk music, Light Music, Light-Classical Music and Classical Music. Anyone who is trying to understand the culture of Odisha must take into account its music, which essentially forms a part of its legacy.

Odissi dance and music are classical forms. Mahari Dance is one of the important dance forms of Odisha. Mahari dance, originated in the temples of Odisha.

Western-style dress has gained greater acceptance in cities and towns among men, although the people prefer to wear traditional dresses like Dhoti, Kurtha and Gamucha during festivals or other religious occasions. Women normally prefer to wear the Saris (Sambalpuri Sari, Bomkai Sari, Kataki Sari) or the Shalwar kameez; western attire is becoming popular among younger women in cities and towns.

  • Rice dishes and rotis.
  • Dals.
  • Curries.
  • Khattas and chutneys.
  • Saaga (salad greens)
  • Pithas (sweet cakes)
  • Fish and other sea food.
  • Chicken and chevon

WHY VISIT THIS PLACE

Odisha Tourism is the best travel option which helps to visit famous tourist Attraction of Odisha along with exciting special holiday package tour of India at desirable price.

LIST OF DESTINATIONS IN ODISHA

  • BHUBANESWAR
  • ROURKELA
  • CUTTACK
  • PURI
  • KONARK
  • PIPILI
  • SAMBALPUR

FAMOUS PERSONALITIES

Anu Choudhury

Anu Choudhury is a leading Indian actress. She has starred in more than 50 films. Her debut Odia film was Maa Goja Bayani.

Anubhav Mohanty

Anubhav Mohanty is an Odia actor and politician in the state of Odisha in India. Anubhav Mohanty made his debut in the movie I Love You in 2004 opposite Mumbai based TV actress Namrata Thapa.

Nandita Das

Nandita Das is an A-list actor and director, and one of the leading celebrities in the Indian film industry. She has acted in more than 40 feature films in ten different languages. Das has been acclaimed for numerous performances.

Arindam Roy

Arindam Roy is an Indian actor, producer and media personality known for his works in Odia cinema. He owns the production house Ratna Films.

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