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ODISHA

Odisha, formerly called Orissa, state of India. Located in the northeastern part of the country, it is bounded by the states of Jharkhand and West Bengal to the north and northeast, by the Bay of Bengal to the east, and by the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to the south and Chhattisgarh to the west.

The Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri is dedicated to Lord Jagannath (Vishnu). The temple compound is an important pilgrimage destination for many Hindu devotees. Jagannath is one of the four great 'Char Dham' (four abodes) pilgrimage sites.

The Mandapa of the Sun Temple in KonΓ’rak, a medium-sized town in the Puri district of Odisha.


Odisha
CapitalBhubaneswar
Districts30
Official
Language
Odia
Formed on1 April 1936
Known for/asCountry’s sole resources
of ruby & platinum
group of metals
.
Physical
Characteristics

Four natural divisions:
– Northern plateau
– Eastern Ghats
– Central trace
– Coastal plains.

Natural
Vegetation

– Tropical Semi-Evergreen Region
– Tropical Moist Deciduous Region
– Tropical Dry Deciduous Region
– Coastal Forests

Major RiversMahanadi
From Chattisgarh
To false point
Brahmani
From Sankh & South Koel
To Bay of Bengal
Major
Regional
Festivals
Durga Puja,
Saraswati Puja,
Ganesh Puja,
Shiva Ratri, Janmastami,
Kali Puja, Dolapurnim,
Holi, Nua Khai,
Sitala Sasthi,
Car Festival (Ratha Yatra)
Major Art
Forms

Paintings
Patta Chitras,
Chitrapothi

Dance
Odissi,
Chhau dance,
Medha Nacha,
Danda Nata,
Changu Dance,
Karma dance,
Chaitighoda
Horse dance,
Baunsa rani,
Bamboo dance
& Dalkhai

IndustrySteel, Ferromanganese,
Cement, Aluminum,
Fertilizer production,
Nonferrous smelting,
Chemicals, ceramic products,
glassworks and
aeronautics equipment,
Paper mills, cotton textiles,
sericulture
MineralsChromite, graphite,
Bauxite, manganese ore,
Iron ore, sillimanite,
Quartzite, pyroxenite & dolomite
AgriculturePulses (legumes), oilseeds,
Vegetables, Wheat, Rice, Corn Maize],
Sorghum and Pearl Millet, Jute,
Sugarcane, Coconuts and Spices
Geographical
Indications
Kotpad Handloom fabrics,
Orissa Ikat,
Konark Stone Carving,
Pattachitra, Pipili
Applique Work,
Khandua Saree
& Fabrics,
Gopalpur Tussar Fabrics,
Ganjam Kewda Rooh,
Ganjam Kewda flower,
Dhalapathar Parda
& Fabrics,
Sambalpuri Bandha
Saree & Fabrics,
Bomkai Saree & Fabrics,
Habaspuri Saree & Fabrics,
Berhampur Patta (Phoda Kumbha
Saree & Joda
State AnimalSambar
State BirdIndian Roller
State FlowerLotus
State TreeBanyan
World
Heritage
Sites
Sun Temple, Konarak
Ramsar SitesBhitarkanika Mangroves,
Chilka Lake
Biodiversity
Hotspots
Bird
Sanctuaries
Chilka Lake
National
Parks
Bhitarkanika NP,
Simlipal NP
Biosphere
Reserve
Simlipal
Wildlife
Sanctuaries
Badrama WLS
Baisipalli WLS
Balukhand Konark WLS
Bhitarkanika WLS
Chandaka Dampara WLS
Chilika (Nalaban) WLS
Debrigarh WLS
Gahirmatha (Marine) WLS
Hadgarh WLS
Karlapat WLS
Khalasuni WLS
Kotagarh WLS
Kuldiha WLS
Lakhari Valley WLS
Nandankanan WLS
Satkosia Gorge WLS
Simlipal WLS
Sunabeda WLS
Kapilash WLS
Tiger
Reserve
Simlipal, Satkosia
Elephant
Reserve
Mayurbhanj ER
Mahanadi ER
Sambalpur ER
Baitami ER
South Orissa ER
Marine
Protected
Area
Bhitarkanika
Chilka (Nalaban)
Gahirmatha
Balukhand Konark

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