The two hundred-year reign of the Somavamsis is a glorious epoch in Odisha’s history. Kalinga, Utkala, Kongoda, and Kosala were unified and placed under a single political authority for the first time. The uniform administration pattern eliminated anarchy and confusion throughout the state, paving the way for a cultural synthesis that resulted in the emergence of a distinct Odia culture. During the Somavamsis, Odishan temple architecture took shape, and the kingdom experienced peace and prosperity.
The Somavamsi rule undoubtedly ushered in a new era in mediaeval Odisha’s history. The rulers of this dynasty were great conquerors who brought a large chunk of territory to Odisha, including the undivided Balasore, Cuttack, Puri, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal, Baud-Kondamal, and Ganjam districts. Of course, their political accomplishments faded into the mists of time, but their cultural activities remained indelible for all time.