Makers of Modern Odisha: Fakir Mohan Senapati

Born on January 14, 1843, in Balasore’s Mallikashpur district. Laxman Charan Senapati is the father, and Tulsi Devi is the mother. He was instrumental in establishing Oriya’s distinct identity as a language and literature. Fakirmohan Senapati is widely regarded as the founder of modern Oriya nationalism and literature. He devoted his life to the advancement …

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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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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.)

Another turbulent period in the history of the Bhoi dynasty began with Ramachandradeva II. He was forced to bear the brunt of Nizam’s invasion from Hyderabad immediately following his accession. Ramachandradeva’s territory, which included Tekkali, Raghunathpur, and the Chilka lake, fell under the Nizam’s control. At that pivotal point in his career, Ramachandradeva-I never wavered …

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

Divyasinghadeva I succeeded his father in 1688 A.D. and was one of the Bhoi dynasty’s most capable rulers. Ekram Khan attacked the Jagannath temple in Puri during his reign and captured forged images of the Lords. However, following his departure, Divyasinghadeva restored the temple’s original images, reopened Simhadvara, and permitted the temple’s rites to continue, …

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

Through the assistance of Mutquad Khan, the Governor of Odisha, the death of Narasimhadeva enabled Gangadharadeva, a nephew of the deceased king. This engendered widespread resentment among the subjects and some of the king’s officials. Balabhadradeva, Narasimhadeva’s elder brother, assassinated Gangadhara and ascended to the throne in 1648 A.D. with their assistance. Throughout his reign, …

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