Historic sites in Odisha

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This article lists monuments and sites of historic importance in Odisha.

Prehistoric[edit]

Site Date(s) Picture Location Description References
Vikramkhol c.3000 BCE Jharsuguda Prehistoric human rock shelter with inscriptions. [1]

Ancient[edit]

Site Date(s) Picture Location Description References
Dhauli 262 BCE Dhauli hillock Dhauli, Bhubaneswar Site of the Kalinga War [2]
Sisupalgarh c.300 CE Sisupalagada, Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar
20°13′35.9″N 85°51′11.0″E / 20.226639°N 85.853056°E / 20.226639; 85.853056
Ancient fort [3]
Asurgarh c.6th century CE Kalahandi Ancient fort with a moat and surviving ramparts of 9 meters. [4]
Bindusagar Tank c. 7-8th century CE Bindusagar Old Town, Bhubaneswar A ritual tank with a shrine in the center. [5]
Chausath Yogini Temples c. 9th century CE Chausath Yogini, Jharial Jharial, Bolangir A group of 64 yogini temples. [6]
Anantashayana Vishnu 9th century CE Anantashayana Vishnu Sarang, Dhenkanal 15 meter long rock cut image of Vishnu lying in rest. [7]

Medieval[edit]

Site Date(s) Picture Location Description References
Ratnagiri c.10th century Ratnagiri, Jajpur Jajpur Buddhist monastery built by the Bhaumakara dynasty [8]
Lalitgiri c.10th century Lalitgiri, Jajpur Cuttack A group Buddhist monasteries. [9]
Brahmeswara Temple 1058 CE Brahmeswara Temple, Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar Shiva temple built during reign of the Somavasmi Dynasty [10]
Jagannath Temple c.1090 Sri Jagannath Temple Puri, Orissa Puri Vaishnava temple built by Eastern Ganga dynasty kings. [11]
Lingaraja Temple c.1100 Lingaraj Temple, Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar Shiva temple built by Somavamsi kings. [12]
Gundicha Temple 12th century Gundicha Temple Puri Built by the Eastern Ganga dynasty. Houses the main idols during the Ratha Yatra festival. [13][14]
Barabati fort c. 1230 Barabati Fort, Cuttack Cuttack Presumed to have been built by Anangabhimadev III of the Eastern Ganga dynasty [15]
Kapilash Temple 1246 Kapilasa temple, Dhenkanal Dhenkanal Shiva temple constructed by Narasimhadeva I. [16]
Konark Sun Temple c. 1250 Konark Sun Temple Konark Supposedly built by king Narasimhadeva I of Eastern Ganga Dynasty around 1250. [17]
Ananta Vasudeva Temple c.1278 Ananta Vasudeva Temple, Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar Vaishnava temple built by Queen Chandrika, daughter of Anangabhimadeva III, of the Eastern Ganga dynasty [11][18]
Atharanala Bridge c.1300 Atharanala, Puri Puri
19°49′11″N 85°49′54.1″E / 19.81972°N 85.831694°E / 19.81972; 85.831694
Bridge with 18 arches, purportedly built by Narasimhadeva II of Eastern Ganga Dynasty. [19]
Annakoteshvara Temple 16th Century Latadeipur, Gondia, Dhenkanal Shiva temple built during the reign of the Gajapati dynasty [20][21]
Baladevjew Temple 1707 Baladevjew Temple, Ichhapur, Kendrapara district, Odisha. Kendrapara Temple built during Maratha occupation of Orissa. [22]
Qadam-e-Rasool 1718 Cuttack Mosque built by Shuja-ud-Din Muhammad Khan. Purportedly contains a Qadam Rasul (footprint of the Prophet Muhammad). [23]

Colonial[edit]

Site Date(s) Picture Location Description References
Joranda Gadi Early 20th century Joranda Gadi, Dhenkanal, Odisha Joranda, Dhenkanal Contains the samadhi of the founder of the Mahima Dharma sect. [24]
Inchudi 1930 Balasore Site of Salt Satyagraha in the state. [25]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ancient rock art starts to fade out: Engravings in Vikramkhol cave under threat". The Telegraph (India). 27 December 2011. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Subodh Kapoor (2002). Indian Encyclopaedia. Cosmo Publications. p. 1137. ISBN 978-81-7755-257-7. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "A forgotten fort called Sisupalgarh". The Telegraph (India). 29 August 2010. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Amalananda Ghosh. An Encyclopaedia of Indian Archaeology. BRILL. p. 25. ISBN 90-04-09264-1. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Bindusagar Tank". Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA). Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA). Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Ranipur-Jharial Yogini Temple: A Ninth Century Monument Remains in Ruins". The New Indian Express. 7 March 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "Anantasayana Visnu". Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA). Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA). Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Excavated Buddhist site, Ratnagiri". Archaeological Survey of India. Archaeological Survey of India. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "Excavated Buddhist site, Lalitgiri". Archaeological Survey of India. Archaeological Survey of India. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "Brahmeswara Temple". Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA). Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA). Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  11. ^ a b Prabhat Mukherjee (1981). The History of Medieval Vaishnavism in Orissa. Asian Educational Services. pp. 29–. ISBN 978-81-206-0229-8. 
  12. ^ Pabitra Mohana Nāẏaka (2011). Inscriptions of Orissa: With Special Reference to Subarnapur. Readworthy. p. vii. ISBN 978-93-5018-042-6. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  13. ^ "Gundicha Temple". Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA). Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA). Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  14. ^ "Five Lakh Throng Gundicha Temple in Puri". The New Indian Express. 7 July 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  15. ^ Hemanta K. Mohapatra (January 2004). "Remembering the Great Barabati Fort". Orissa Review (Government of Odisha). Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  16. ^ "Kapilash Temple". District Portal: Dhenkanal. Government of Odisha. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  17. ^ Indian History. Tata McGraw-Hill Education. p. B3. ISBN 978-0-07-132923-1. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  18. ^ Trilochan Dash. Story of Lord Sri Jagannatha in Srimandira at Sri Purusottam Kshetra. Trilochan Dash. p. 31. GGKEY:Y2TR84PZ0DD. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  19. ^ O. M. Starza (1993). The Jagannatha Temple at Puri: Its Architecture, Art, and Cult. BRILL. p. 8. ISBN 90-04-09673-6. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  20. ^ "Alphabetical List of Monuments - Orissa". Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  21. ^ "Annakotesvara Temple". Indira Gandhi National Centre For The Arts (IGNCA). Indira Gandhi National Centre For The Arts (IGNCA). Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  22. ^ "30 lakhs were granted for the renovation of Baldevjew and Mausi Maa temples under heritage conservation project.". The Indian Express. 9 June 2014. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  23. ^ Mohammed Yamin (May 2011). "Islamic Monuments in Cuttack". Orissa Review (Government of Odisha). Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  24. ^ "Joranda Gadi". Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA). Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA). Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  25. ^ "Satyagraha memory fades with time". The Telegraph (India). 12 September 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 

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