Nilakantha Das

Nilakantha Das (1884-1969) Secured M.A. Degree in Philosophy from Calcutta University. Spurned an offer of a lucrative job by the British Govt. and preferred...

Gopabandhu Das

Pandit Gopabandhu Das ( 1876-1928) Aptly described as the Gandhi of Odisha, Pandit Gopabandhu Das played a pivotal role in the formation of a...

Madhusudan Das

Utkal Gourav Madhusudan Das (1848-1934) First Oriya to get the Degree of M.A. B.L. from Calcutta University. Took a valiant stand for unification of...

Fakir Mohan Senapati

Fakir Mohan Senapati (1843-1918) A Master in the art of writing short stories, he injected a new life in Oriya literature in an environment...

People of Odisha

Situated on the coast along the Bay of Bengal, Odisha stands for its ancient glory and modern endeavour. Endowed with natures bounty, a 482...

Tropography of Odisha

Location Odisha is one of the States of India.It is located between the parallels  of 17.49N and 22.34N latitudes and meridians of 81.27E and 87.29E...

History of Odisha

261 BC Odisha hazy past focuses with the fear of Kalinga in which the people of Kalinga come into head on consion with Ashoka, the...

Biju Patnaik International airport inauguration – Bhubaneswar

Biju Patnaik International airport at Bhubaneswar is scheduled to be inaugurated on 5th of March. After long time, finally the Airports Authority of India (AAI)...

Tribal Economy of Odisha

Tribal economy is characterised as subsistence oriented. The subsistence economy is based mainly on collecting, hunting and fishing (e.g., the Birhor, Hill Kharia), or...

Tribals of Odisha

In India there are a total of 437 tribes, and in Odisha the number is sixty two. According to 1991 Census, in Odisha...

Nabakalebara

Related to the car-festival, an important festival known as 'Nava Kalebara' is held once in every twelve to nineteen years according to the calculation...

Chitou Amavasya Festival of Odisha

As Lord Jagannath is the presiding deity of Orissa. Many of His festivals are also devotionally followed in Oriya households. Chitalagi or Chitou Amavasya...

Basanta Panchami

The day marked for the propitiation of Saraswati, the Goddess of learning is known as Sripanchami or Basanta Panchami. The words 'Sree' and...

Debasnana Purnima – Snana Yatra

Debasnana Purnima or Snana Yatra is exclusively a festival of Lord Jagannath and is said to be one of the oldest. According to...

Chandan Yatra

Chandan Yatra marks the conclusion of the cycle of religious festivals observed in the famous shrine of Lord Jagannth at Puri followed by...

Ratha Yatra

The supreme festival in Puri is the Rath yatra or Car Festival, of all the fiestas of the year, which honors the voyage...