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Orissa or odisha is located on the east coast of India along the coastal strip. Odisha is known for it’s temple . The capital of Odisha is Bhubaneswar , Odisha has a lot of ancient history . is most famous for its temples including the largest temple in the state, the Lingraj Mandir. In fact, there are over 700 temples in the city, most of which are devoted to lord shiva . ghee (made of cow’s milk) is preferred in temples. The language of the region came to be known as Oriya . Rice is the staple food in this region. Mustard oil is used in some dishes as the cooking medium . Did you know that In old times food was traditionally served on banana leaves or plates made of sal leaves.


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odisha is well know for its temples , well one such popular temple in odisha is the Jagannath Temple wasting food is considered a bad sign; the jagannath temple crew follows the same. A total number of people visiting the temple varies between 2,000 to 2, 00,000 people every day. Miraculously, the Prasadam prepared every day is never wasted, not even a bite. Could this be an effective management or the Lord’s will ?

Tourist places


Another seafood dish, Macha Chenncheda, is famous across the town of Puri because of its aromatic deliciousness that calls to travellers all around the globe. This food in Puri is cooked with fish, vegetables, chana dal and bananas.


Cuttack is also known as the Millennium City as well as the Silver City due to its history of 1000 years and famous silver filigree works. It is also considered as the judicial capital of Odisha as the Orissa High Court is located here.


Chandipur, (aka Chandipur-on-sea) is a sea resort in Balasore district of Odisha. The beach is about 16 km from Balasore and has been listed by Lonely Planet (world’s renowned travel expert) as one of world’s most unusual beaches. … Chandipur is famous for its seafood – specially the prawns and pomfrets.


The place is famous for its globally renowned textile bounded patterns and fabrics locally known as Baandha. Sambalpur is famous for its Hand loom textile works. Popularly known as Sambalpuri Textile. It has earned international fame for its unique pattern, design and texture.


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Women normally wear the Sari Sambalpuri Sari, or the Shalwar kameez; western attire is becoming popular among younger women in cities and towns. The Saree of Odisha is much in demand throughout the entire world. Dhoti is common traditional costumes for men in Odisha. They also wear Kurta and Gamucha during the festival and other traditional celebrations.

Dance form


A traditional dance form in Odisha, which is used to enacts the episodes from the Hindu epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata, is Chhau Dance. The indigenous dance forms are integrated with martial arts to form this dance form.


Chaiti Ghoda dance, also known as the Horse Dance is mainly performed during the festivities related to the fishing communities of Odisha. This interesting-to-watch dance form is only performed by Kaibarta Caste.


One of the most popular folk dances of Odisha performed in the Ganjam district is Danda Nata. In this form of dance, devotees undergo a penance to appease Lord Shiva by physically touring their body.


Medha Nacha is another type of mask dance performed mainly in the coastal districts of Odisha. Oversized masks of kings, queens, and devils made by paper pulp are used by dancers to perform this beautiful dance form in India.


Renowned as the most revered classical dance form in Odisha, Odissi Dance is a typical dance form where religious and mythical stories and poems emoted by the dancers through expressions, body movements, and gestures.

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