Choudwar

Choudwar

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<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities for details -->Choudwar is a city and a municipality in Cuttack district in the state of Orissa, India.

Geography

Choudwar is located on the banks of the river Mahanadi, on National Highway 42. Choudwar has the unique distinction of being an industrially significant zone in Orissa state. The principal language spoken here is Oriya. The STD Code of Choudwar is 0671, same as that of Cuttack, while the postal pincode is 754025/ 71 / 72

History

Choudwar once served as the capital for the Somakuli Keshari Kings of Orissa. Eight prominent Siva pithas were established by the Keshari dynasty in the vicinity of Choudwar, which are now in ruins. Tradition holds that it was the capital for Virat, the brother-in-law of Kichaka. Additionally, the five Pandava brothers, with their consort Draupadi, took shelter in Choudwar in their secret exile.

Education

There are several schools which have been educating students according to the guidelines of the government of Orissa:
  • Affiliated with Board of Secondary Education, Government of Orissa
    • Municipal High School is an oriya Medium School
    • Nigamananda Bidyapitha, named after Swami Nigamananda, is an Oriya Medium School.
    • Gopabandhu High School is an Oriya Medium School.
    • Kalinga public school is an English Medium School.
    • Kalinga Vidyapitha is an Oriya Medium School
    • OTM HIgh School is an Oriya medium School
    • Charbatia UGME and High School is an Oriya medium School
  • Affiliated with CBSE, New......

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