Tuesday, 4 February 2014


About Odisha

Odisha is one of the state of India. Odisha was also known as Orissa and lies on the east coast of the Indian subcontinent. Its capital is Bhubaneswar. The state is an important part of the country with modern infrastructure and facilities. After independence, there has been a tremendous improvement to develop the rural parts of the state.

The modern state of Orissa was established on 1 April 1936, as a province in British India and consisted predominantly of Oriya speakers. Odia (Oriya) is the official and most widely spoken language, spoken by three quarters of the population.

It is also the land of temples as there are plenty of temples that are beautifully carved and proud testimony to the empires that were established here. The land is also famous for its cultural heritage. The major attraction here is the classical Odissi dance form. Odisha has more than just culture and tradition.