Makers of Modern Odisha: Sriram Chandra Bhanja Deo

Sri Ram Chandra was born on 17th December 1871 into a royal family in the princely state of Mayurbhanj. He ascended to the throne on 15th August 1892. He worked for the overall development of Mayurbhanj state and implemented a variety of benevolent measures to benefit the local populace. Pandit Utkalmani Gopabandhu became this ruler’s …

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Makers of Modern Odisha: Gangadhar Meher

Born in a weaver family in Barapalli, Sambalpur on August 9, 1862 on the day of Sravana Purnima. Educated up to the fifth grade. Dr. Mayadhar Mansingh holds high regard for Gangadhar Meher, stating in his History of Oriya Literature, “Gangadhar Meher is one of the most uncommon personalities and poets in the entire range …

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Makers of Modern Odisha: Utkala Gourav Madhusudan Das

On 28 April 1848, in Satyabhamapur, Cuttack District, he was born. Choudhuri Raghunath Das, Father; Parvati Devi, Mother. Madhusudan Das was the first Oriya to receive the Calcutta University’s M.A.B.L. degree. He was commonly referred to as Madhu Barrister and was respectfully referred to and addressed as “Utkal Gourav.” He was moved and shocked to …

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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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