Akshyarasila: Where the stone speaks!

Akshyarasila village under Balanda village panchayat is about five km from Bahadaposhi junction in Barkot block of Deogarh district. There is a legendary or historical opinion on the naming of this literal village. According to historical records, as the village was on the banks of the Brahmani river, Buddhist monks used to travel from Nalanda …

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Role of Maharaja Sriram Chandra Bhanj Deo in the Odia Language Movement

The history of Odia language movement for saving it from the onslaught carried-out by Bengali Babu’s and it’s promotion and the creation of separate Odisha Province on linguistic basis is a romance in the history of Odisha. Odisha was dismembered after the British occupation in 1803 A.D. into three separate tracts known as Odisha division …

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Brief History of Kanika Estate: From Origin to Demise

Origin of Kanika Sometime about 1200AD a brother of the then Chief of Mayurbhanj, by name Bhujabal Bhanja , acquired by conquest a small territory in what is now known as Kanika. The place was then ruled by a Raja of low caste, and Bhujabal Bhanja, having subdued the Raja, set up a Government of …

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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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Madala Panji

While writing Oriya history, historians like Sir W.W.Hunter and Andrew Stirling considered the facts related in Madala Panji as base. The Madala Panji was traditionally written on a year-to-year basis.

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