Odisha

Odisha state

Odisha : An eastern state of India

Odisha
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Indian state Odisha, situated in East part of India.

It neighbours the state of West Bengal, Jharkhand in North, Chhattisgarh to the West and Andhra Pradesh to the South.

  • song : Bande Utkala Janani
  • Mammal : Sambar
  • Bird : Indian Roller
  • Fish : Mahanadi mahseer
  • Flower : Ashoka
  • Sweet : Rasagola

Basic facts of Orisha :

  • Established : 1 April 1936
  • 1 April is celebrated as Utkala Dibasa
  • Capital : Bhubaneswar
  • Governor : Ganesh Lal
  • Chief minister : Naveen Patnaik
  • Number of districts : 30
  • Members of Legislative Assembly : 147
  • Lok sabha seats : 21
  • Rajya sabha seats : 10
  • Largest city : Bhubaneswar
  • Area rank : 8th
  • Population rank : 11th
  • Official language : Odia

Important National Parks and Wild life Sanctuaries of Odisha :

Odisha
  • Bhitarkanika National Park
  • Baisipalli wildlife Sanctuary
  • Simpipal National Park
  • Balukhand Konark Wildlife sanctuary
  • Badrama Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Hadgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khalasuni Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kotagarh Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Lakhari Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Important festivals of Odisha :

Odisha
Rath Yatra
  • Durga puja festival
  • Kali puja festival
  • Kumar Purnima festival
  • Deepabali festival
  • Prathamastami festival
  • Vasant Panchami
  • Maha Shivratri
  • Dola Purnima and Holi
  • Ratha Jatra
  • Ganesh Chaturthi

Dances of Odisha :

Odisha
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  • Odissi dance
  • Karma dance
  • Medha Nacha dance
  • Chhau dance
  • Chaiti Ghoda dance
  • Danda Nata
  • Changu dance

General facts of Odisha

Chandragupta Maurya was hesitant for 60 years to attack Kalinga ( old name of Odisha).

Hirakund Dam, which is built on Mahanadi river is the fourth largest dam of world.

Odisha ranks 23rd among Indian states in human development index.

The economy of Odisha is the 16th largest state economy in India with ₹ 5,33 lakh crore.

Puri , lord Jagannath is one of the char dham ( holy place of pilgrimages ) , other three are :

  • Kedarnath in North
  • Rameswaram in South
  • Dwarka I’m West

Puri Rath yatra is internationally famous Rath yatra.

In this yatra chariots of Lord Jagannath ( Sri Krishna) , Balbhadra ( Balram – krishna’s elder brother), and Subhadra ( Krishna’s sister) travel to Gundicha temple.

Reference : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odisha

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