:ଭୁବନେଶ୍ବର, ; also Bhuvaneshwara
; anglicised Bhu/ba/ne/swara
) is the capital of the Indian state
. The city has a long history of over 2000 years starting with Chedi dynasty (around 2nd century BCE) who had Sisupalgarh near present-day Bhubaneswar as their capital. Historically Bhubaneswar has been known by different names such as Toshali, Kalinga Nagari, Nagar Kalinga, Ekamra Kanan, Ekamra Kshetra and Mandira Malini Nagari(city of temples) otherwise known as the temple city of India. The largest city of Odisha, Bhubaneswar today is a center of economic and religious importance in the region.
Its proud possession of magnificent sculptures and architectural heritage, coupled with the sanctity as Ekamrakshetra
make this one of the great religious centres of Odisha since early medieval days.Ramesh Prasad Mohapatra
, Archaeology in Odisha
, Vol I, Page 47, B. R. Publishing Corporation, Delhi, 1986, ISBN 81-7018-346-4 With its large number of Hindu temples (over 600 in number), which span the entire spectrum of Kalinga
architecture, Bhubaneswar is often referred to as a Temple City
of India. Together with Puri and Konark and, Bhubaneswar forms the 'Swarna Tribhuja' (the 'Golden Triangle'), one of the most visited destinations in East India.
The modern city of Bhubaneswar was designed by the German architect Otto Königsberger
in 1946. Like Jamshedpur
, it is one... Read More