Mariners of Ancient Odisha used monsoon for their seafaring much before the world know about monsoon

Mariners of ancient Odisha were aware of monsoon winds and used them for timing their seafaring much before the discovery of the season and its behaviour by Greek navigator Hippalus between 45-47 AD. Since more than 2000 years ago, traders of Odisha used to set sail to the Southeast Asian countries during the northeast monsoon …

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History of Padmapur Vidhan Sabha Constituency

It is situated in Bargarh District of Odisha. It is constituted after four blocks: Jharabandh, Paikmal, Rajborasambar, Padampur (NAC). There are 2, 23, 649 voters in this Legislative Constituency. Currently Pradeep Purohit of BJP is serving MLA. This Constituency was constituted in 1951 and till date it faced 15 elections. List of MLA’s from Padmapur …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 the 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. …

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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 …

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