State Name: Orissa History:
The name Odisha derivates from the Sanskrit Odra Vishaya or Odra Desa. Orissa is sited on the east coast of India. Odhisa is the prevailing name of the ancient nation of Kalinga, which was plagued by the Maurya Emperor Asoka. The modern state of Odisha was reputed on 1 April 1936 at Kanika Palace, Cuttack, as a realm in India, and consists with the most part of Odia speakers. 1 April is consequently celebrated as Utkal Divas.
Geography:On accord of area, Odisha is the ninth largest state in India, and the eleventh largest by population. Bhubaneswar serves as the capital of Odisha. The city is famed for its marvelous temples, figuring around a thousand. Cuttack was th
Konark Sun Temple is a 13th-century Sun Temple (also known as the Black Pagoda), at Konark, in Odisha. It was constructed from oxidized and weathered ferruginous sandstone by King Narasimhadeva I (1238-1250 CE) of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty. The temple is one of the most renowned temples in India and is a World Heritage Site. It is one of the Seven Wonders of India (as per the poll collected by NDTV).