Bhubaneshwar City Information

: Bhubaneshwar is the capital of Odisha, located on the far eastern coast of Odisha. It is situated in the district of Puri, the Bay of Bengal is on the east while it is surrounded by the districts of Jagatsinghpur, Khorda and Cuttack. As being situated on the eastern coast of the Indian sub-continent, it experiences a typical tropical and climate and is best visited during the winter months from October to February.

Bhubaneshwar is an ancient city and commonly known as the temple town of India. The area which was known as Kalinga in the ancient days was ruled by many rulers, including the great Emperor Ashok of the Maurya dynasty. Bustling with modernity today, Bhubaneshwar reverberates with echoes of the past. Rich with cultural and traditional heritage, Bhubaneshwar derives its name from the word Tribhuvaneshwar, meaning Lord Shiva. It was near Bhubaneshwar that the great Emperor Ashok had to face a tough battle against the Kalinga after which he renounced violence and embraced Buddhism.

Bhubaneshwar in Orissa boasts of having nearly 10,000 temples in the past of which nearly 500 still have survived the wrath of time. The temples are an architectural extravaganza spanning nearly 25 centuries. The temples are the epitome of the architecture in Orissa style temple architecture. Along with Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism also have made a deep impact on the architectural culture of the city.

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