Posted: 01.12.2012
Updated on: 17.12.2012


Bhubaneshwar, Bhubanēsbara

Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India

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Capital of the Indian state of Orissa, officially spelled Odisha. The city has a history of over 3000 years starting with the Mahamegha-bahana Chedi dynasty (around 2nd century BCE) who had Sisupalgarh near present-day Bhubaneswar as their capital. Bhubaneswar has been known by 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.

Bhubaneswar (Bhubanēsbara), literally means the Lord (Eeswar) of the Universe (Bhuban).

It is the largest city of Orissa, and a center of economic and religious importance in the region today.


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