Nayagarh

Nayagarh

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<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities for details -->Nayagarh(ନୟାଗଡ) is a town and a notified area committee in Nayagarh district in the Indian state of Orissa. It is the headquarters of Nayagarh district.

Geography

Nayagarh is located at . It has an average elevation of 178&nbsp;metres (583&nbsp;feet).This town has Rukhi mountain to the south and Balaram mountain in north.These mountains mitigated the effects of the 1999 Orissa cyclone on Nayagarh.

Demographics

India census, Nayagarh had a population of 14,311. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Nayagarh has an average literacy rate of 84%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 87%, and female literacy is 81%. In Nayagarh, 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.

History

Birth history of Nayagarh in the thirteenth century is an important chapter in the political history of Orissa. Suryamani of Baghela dynasty came to Puri on a pilgrimage from "Rewa"of Madhya Pradesh and established his kingdom at Nayagarh. On the way to Puri, Both Suryamani and his brother Chandramani took rest at night at Gunanati. The area was full of tigers and at night a tiger attacked him. Both the brothers fought the tiger and killed it. The local people praised the brave brothers and elected Suramani as their leader. Suryamani gradually built his fort at Gunanati and married a Mali girl. After the death of his first wife...
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