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Ramachandra Deva II (1721-1736 A. D.)

With Ramachandradeva II, another turbulent phase began in the history of Bhoi dynasty. Immediately after his accession, he had to bear the brunt Nizam's invasion from Hyderabad. Ramachandradeva's territory extending between Tekkali, Raghunathpur and the Chilka lake came under the sway of the Nizam. At that crucial phase of his career,Ramachandradeva-I never lost his heart… Continue reading Ramachandra Deva II (1721-1736 A. D.)

Divyasinghadeva I (1688-1714 A.D.) and Others

Divyasinghadeva I, who succeeded his father in 1688 A.D. was one of the ablest rulers of the Bhoi dynasty. During his reign period, Ekram Khan had attacked the Jagannath temple at Puri and captured fake images of the Lords. However, after his departure, Divyasinghadeva, reinstalled the original images in the temple, opened Simhadvara and allowed… Continue reading Divyasinghadeva I (1688-1714 A.D.) and Others

Balabhadradeva (1648-1659 A.D.) and Mukundadeva I (1659-1688 A.D.)

The death of Narasimhadeva enabled Gangadharadeva, a nephew of the deceased king by┬áthe help of Mutquad Khan, the Governor of Odisha. This led to a great resentment among the subjects and some officials of the king. By taking their help, Balabhadradeva, the elder brother of Narasimhadeva, killed Gangadhara and ascended the throne in 1648 A.D.… Continue reading Balabhadradeva (1648-1659 A.D.) and Mukundadeva I (1659-1688 A.D.)

The King’s Doubt !

The king of Mangalapuri had a strange doubt. Does man really need education? As he sat in his court, he sought an explanation from everybody. The Royal pundit said, education would fetch a high status and thereby enable the person to acquire a lot of wealth. The Chief Minister was of the view that one… Continue reading The King’s Doubt !

Why He Worked Hard?

A poor man sat on the pavement repairing the umbrellas of passers-by. He did his work thoroughly, with great devotion. Another man who was relaxing, leaning against a wall and watching him, asked him, "Why don't you work faster?" "If I work faster, the work would not be as good as it ought to be,"… Continue reading Why He Worked Hard?

Purusottamadeva (1607-1622 A.D.) and Narasimhadeva (1622-1647 A.D.)

Purusottamadeva succeeded his father Ramachandradeva in 1607 A.D. His reign witnessed the vigorous Mughal atrocity over Odisha. During his reign, the Mughal emperor at Delhi was Jahangir who appointed Hasim Khan as the Subahdar of Odisha. He wanted to march towards Khurda and settle score with Purusottamadeva. One of his subordinates, named Raja Keso Das… Continue reading Purusottamadeva (1607-1622 A.D.) and Narasimhadeva (1622-1647 A.D.)