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  Tourism of India - States of India - Orissa
Orissa, on the eastern coast of India, was once a settlement of non-Aryan and Aryan settlers, called Kalinga.
Orissa is probably the only state where one can study temple architecture in all its successive stages of development.
Orissa is predominantly rural, with fertile green coastal plains rising to the hills of the Eastern Ghats.
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Ever washed by the blue waters of the Bay of Bengal in the east, Orissa is bounded in the north by Bihar, in the north-east by West Bengal, in the south by Andhra Pradesh and in the west by Madhya Pradesh.
Orissa is possessed of an extensive plateau in the interior with sprawling coastal plains in the foreground.
Orissa is also famous for its traditional handicrafts which include glass beads, stone carvings, silver filigree, horn-work, wood carvings, lacquer and bamboo wares, toys, sea-shell work, banana fibre works, tassar fabrics, lustrous handloom silks and curtains.
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But life in Orissa revolved around temples, and that the Oriyas lived lives free of strife, is evident from the fact that the state has few forts or fortified palaces to its credit, indicative of centuries of peace and harmony.
The capital itself is an intriguing amalgam of the old and the new, an emerging modern Indian city, that is steeped in the roots of the traditions of its glorious past, without being overwhelmed by it.
Orissa, situated in the north-eastern part of the Indian peninsula, is bound by the Bay of Bengal on the east, West Bengal in the north east, Bihar on the north, Madhya Pradesh on the west and Andhra Pradesh on the south.
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 Orissa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Orissa is home to the Hirakud Dam, one of the longest dams in the world.
Orissa has also been the home of the Kalinga and Utkal tribes that played a particularly prominent role in the region's history, and one of the earliest references to the ancient Kalingas appears in the writings of Vedic chroniclers.
Orissa was administed as part of the Bengal Presidency.
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 Orissa: India Tourism - Incredible India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Orissa or Kalinga as it was then called was a settlement of non-Aryan and Aryan settlers.
Odissi, is the traditional dance form of Orissa and probably owes its origin to the temple dances of the devadasis (temple dancers).
Be it the applique artists of Pipli or the stone carvers of Orissa, proud descendants of sculptors whose hands chiseled the unsurpassable designs on Orissa’s famous temples, the essential conflict between the traditional and the modern is gradually being resolved.
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 Orissa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Orissa a land of repose, of faith and dreams basking in the tropical Sun wedges between West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh on the coastal line.
The origins of Orissa, are hidden in the dawn of history, although known throughout the ancient world as Kalinga, a formidable maritime empire with trading routes linking Bali, Sumarta and Java.
Orissa thereafter was disintegrated into several parts merging with the neighbouring States by the British.
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 Orissa tourism, Orissa holidays, hotel bookings & package tours Orissa India.
Orissa is the place where sun and sand reign in supreme harmony and the forests and the wild life provide equilibrium to the state.
Orissa is the home for white tigers and the migratory birds; it is the place where the great Mauryan emperor, Ashok, had a change of heart, thus realizing the futility of more and followed Buddhism.
Orissa is a shopper's delight for the variety of handicrafts that is on offer and the place where culinary delights are tasty and a plenty.
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 ORISSA TV | Premier News Channel of Orissa | Dances in Orissa
Odissi, the essence of the state of Orissa is the highly inspired, impassioned, ecstatic and sensuou...
Animal Mask Dances are prevalent in village of south Orissa specially in the district of Ganjam.
Danda Nata of Orissa, also known as the 'Danda Jatra', it happens to be one amongst the most ancien...
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The wonder of Orissa is the subliminal integration of her exotic past with her contemporary present, creating a rural bossom that emerges from the womb of a constant factor called change.
The gateway to the magical state of Orissa, Bhubaneshwar exhibits both the outward characteristics of a modern state capital and the enduring spirit of the majestic kingdom that was classical Orissa.
It is indeed a spectacular sight to see Orissa's smart fishermen outdo the crashing waves by pushing their boats into the arms of the sea from a pier beyond the wave point, and congrously jumping into it with perfect synergy.
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 TraveliteIndia.com: Welcome to Orissa, Land of Lord Jagannath
Orissa, the lush green state, girdled by the Bay of Bengal, lies along the eastern seaboard of India.
But life in Orissa revolved around temples and that the Oriyas, the people of Orissa, lived lives free of strife is evident from the fact that the state has few forts or fortified palaces to its credit, indicative of centuries of peace and harmony.
The highlight of the temple is the magnificent torana (decorative gateway), an arched masterpiece reminiscent of the Buddhist influence in Orissa.
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Perpetually washed by the blue waters of the Bay of Bengal, Orissa lies on the east coast of India with a 482-km-long coastal stretch.
Orissa's main attractions are the temples of the capital Bhubaneswar, - the long sandy beach at Puri, the Sun Temple at Konark and Simlipal and Nandankanan sanctuaries of Cuttack.
Bhubaneswar, the capital of Orissa, famous as a temple town and a handicraft centre, has, over the last decade, become an upcoming business centre.
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 ORISSA POLITICS | A Common Platform For Common People
Orissa politics a cyber platform for intellectual intercourse is born out of objective outlook and humanistic vision of a host of youth intelligentsia, striving for a change.
Orissa is an agro based state with virgin lands, rich resources and a 40% tribal population.
As far as Orissa is concerned, a proper utilization of agricultural land is wasted due to lack of proper policy of leaders.
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 Orissa News - Latest Bhubaneshwar News by NewKerala News Channel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Cuttack, Oct 24: Orissa were bundled out for 212 by the Sri Lanka 'A' team on the second day of their three-day practice match at the Barabati Stadium here today.
Balasore (Orissa), Oct 16 : A monkey, lodged in an Orissa police station for the past five years, will be freed into the wild, but it will have to wait a bit as officials admit they don't have a suitable cage for the simian's transfer.
Bhadrak (Orissa), Oct 14: At least three members of a family, including a two-year-old girl, were killed and 15 others injured when a bus collided with a truck near Puripada village this morning.
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 Orissa travel guide - Wikitravel
Traditionally, Orissa descended from the historical kingdom of Kalinga.
Orissa is famous for hand-oven saris and handicrafts.
Orissa is quite a traditional state so it is safer for women to dress conservatively.
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 Tourism of Orissa hotels and profile, Orissa travel guide, Orissa travel map, tourism map of Orissa
As of 1991, the time that the last recorded census was taken, there were approximately 31, 660, 000 people living in the state of Orissa.
Orissa has trade relations with other states of India, the United States, Japan, Britain, and Germany.
Orissa is known world-wide for its fine cloths and the painstaking effort with which they are made.
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 Orissa, Orissa State, Orissa Map
Orissa, a state situated on the east coast of India, has Bhubaneswar as its capital.
Orissa has abundant natural resources of coal, bauxite, iron ore and chromite.
The state is known for its temples, especially in the cities of Konark, Puri, and Bhubaneswar.
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Kabibar Radhanath Ray, the architect of modern Oriya Poetry describes Orissa, in a Sanskrit hymn ‘Bharat Gitika’ as Bharata-pankajadalarnidarn Utkala-mandalamiti viditam, that is, this land of Utkal is well-known as a petal of the lotus Bharat.
The modern state of Orissa, which came to be constituted as such on April I, 1936, is a land with a hoary past.
Since ‘Kalinga’; is associated with Orissa’s overall prosperity and maritime glary in its early history, and ‘Utkal’ with its rich sculptural and artistic excellence in the subsequent periods, the two names are still evoked honour to designate the whole of Orissa.
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 India Travelogue Destinations Orissa India: Orissa India Travel Guide, trip planning Orissa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Administratively, Orissa is divided into 30 districts, of which Baleshwar, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Puri and Ganjam are situated on the coast of the Bay of Bengal.
The Governor is the constitutional head of Orissa and the chief executive of the state is the Chief Minister.
In Orissa there are fairs and festivals all year around - Makar Sankranti is celebrated in January when the Sun God is worshipped with enthusiasm.
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 Temples of Orissa
The landscape of Orissa is dotted with a large number of temples.
The temples of Orissa conform to the Indo Aryan Nagara style of architecture, with distinctive features specific to this region.
Orissa Temple History and Architecture: Orissa is a treasure trove of ancient monuments.
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 Fairs and Festivals of Orissa,Religious Fairs of Orissa,Regional Festivals of Orissa
India is a land of festivals and Orissa with her blended culture and tradition, is no exception to it.
Festivals of Orissa are celebrated in their varied forms, they are related to religion, tribal festivals, Lord Jagannath festival celebrations, Konark Dance Festival, the Rajarani Music Festival, the Puri Beach Festival and many seasonal exhibitions and fairs are all celebrated with full enthusiasm and excitement.
The Sun temple at Konark is the majestic splendor of the temple architecture of Orissa.
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Puri, situated in the eastern part of the state of Orissa, is one of the four holy dhams of Hinduism and the hallowed seat of Lord Jagannath.
Washed by the waters of the Bay of Bengal and embraced by causarina-fringed beaches, it is located at a distance of 60 km from the state capital Bhubaneshwar.
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 Orissa Puri Jagannath Bhubaneshwar
Orissa is a tropical state located on the east coast of India, south of West Bengal.
Cuttack was the capital of Orissa until 1956.
Sambalpur is in western Orissa, near the border of Madhya Pradesh.
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 Orissa Tourism - Orissa India Tourism - Orissa Tourism Guide : India Line Travel
"Orissa, the modern state which brings together the ethnic world and their art, craft and culture has still kept alive its rich and vibrant culture which are echoed by the colourful and lively people, festivals and dance and music and the bazaars that are held in the city.
The land of elaborate temples and turtles, often a bypassed gem is protected by the Eastern ghats has heavy rainfall which makes it beautifully lush and fertile.
It is the industrial centers that have produced Orissa`s recent upsurge in prosperity, in contrast to its former status as one of India`s poorest states.
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