Kalinga After Mahabharata War

During Mahabharata war the Kalinga king Srutayu died along with his two sons. The Kalinga army was completely destroyed. But the fate of Kalinga was not destroyed and soon under a new Kshatriya dynasty, it made a serious attempt to bring back its lost prosperity. According to Puranas as many as thirty-two kings of this… Continue reading Kalinga After Mahabharata War

Kalinga Mahajanapada in Purana and Mahabharata

Origin of Kalinga Mahajanapada The name Kalinga did not appear in the Vedic literature but the great Puranic tradition of India associated the origin of Kalinga Mahajanapada with the Vedic sage Dirghatamas. Dirghtama was the blind son of Utathya and Mamta. According to Puranas- Dirghatama was lived in the hermitage of his cousin Saradvanta. But… Continue reading Kalinga Mahajanapada in Purana and Mahabharata

Ancient Tosali Kingdom of Odisha

The kingdom of the Bhaumakaras who ruled in the coastal region of Odisha in the first half of the 8th century AD was known as Tosali. The whole empire was divided into two kingdoms such as: North and South Tosali, popularly known as Uttara Tosali and Dakshina Tosali with the river Mahanadi as the dividing… Continue reading Ancient Tosali Kingdom of Odisha

Extent of Odisha on account of Huan Tsang

Huan Tsang the contemporary Chinese traveler of Harshavardhana of Kanauja mentioned Odisha as U-cha or Oda. He states that the U-cha country was more than 1400miles in circuit. Based on his description Sir Alexander Cunnigham described the extent of Odisha as follows: The kingdom of U-cha or Oda, corresponds exactly with the modern state of… Continue reading Extent of Odisha on account of Huan Tsang

Odisha in Ancient Greek Writings

We have been found mention the region Odisha in ancient Greek writings. Early Greek writers refers to people named "Oretes". The Sanskrit equivalent of Oretes is "Odra". We take an example from the writing of Pliny. In his book "Natural History" , written in First Century AD, presented a list of Indian Races, in which… Continue reading Odisha in Ancient Greek Writings

Disintegration of Odisha After Suryavamsis

Story of a tragedy period for history of Odisha. Odisha the land of scenic beauty and charm, adobe of simplicity and a Hindu cultural saga had disintegrated in 1568 AD into several regional kingdoms. Without a central administration the local units come into prominence. The Bhanjas of Ghumsur, Kendujhar and Mayurbhanj, the Bhois of Khurda… Continue reading Disintegration of Odisha After Suryavamsis