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Much of this article is a copyvio - needs rewriting and new sources[edit]

This article, is a copyvio of The Offical Portal of the Kendujhar District Thus it needs to be completely rewritten and new sources found for it. Also, the article is not about the city. Kendujhar District has a separate article. Mattisse(talk) 19:57, 10 September 2006 (UTC)

cleanup done. --GDibyendu (talk) 20:32, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

This is material removed from article page[edit]

The name of the district originated form a folk tale that runs like this. Once great sage Rishi Agastya was passing through a deep jungle. He saw to his astonishment that a fine stream of water was coming out from the trunk of Kendu tree (Bidi leaf tree). In local language this tree is called Kendu and Stream is called Jhara. Thus rishi constructed his Ashram there and the name of the place was called Kendujhar and later on Keonjhar. The district is full of natural sceneries.

The district of Keonjhar, lying between 21o1'N and 22o10'N latitude and 85o11' E to 86o22' E longitude presents a panorama of millennia, both from the geographical and anthropological point of view. Spread over an area of 8,240 km², it is as varied as the whole of Orissa with water-falls roaring gorges, mountains and minerals. The manifold expressions of nature in this district are unique in Orissa.

Keonjhar has the distinction of containing one of the oldest rocks of the world, approximately 38,000 million years old covering an area of 100 km² at Asanpat. It has also the oldest stone inscription of Orissa paleogeologically belonging to the Gupta period. In Sitabinj, one finds the fresco paintings in the cave shelter of Ravana Chhaya dating back to 5th Century A.D.

Anthropologically, its two main tribes, namely the Juangs and the Bhuyans carry a distinct and primitive past. The Juang claims themselves to be the most ancient tribe of the world. In spite of their modern ways of living, many aboriginal practices are still prevalent among them.

The district of Keonjhar is highly rich in mineral resources and has vast deposits of Iron, Manganese and Chrome Ores. About 30% of its total area is covered with tracts of dense forests. But the district, in spite of its immense mineral and forest wealth, still remaining economically backward.

As a sequel to the integration of the feudatory states with Orissa on 1st January, 1948, the erstwhile princely state of Keonjhar emerged as one of its districts with its head-quarters at Keonjhargarh and since then it has been continuing as such.


I am watchin this page, if this is added here again, will remove again. Add them to district page, not pertinent here. --GDibyendu (talk) 20:32, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

WP:INDIA Banner/Orissa Addition[edit]

Note: {{WP India}} Project Banner with Orissa workgroup parameters was added to this article talk page because the article falls under Category:Orissa or its subcategories. Should you feel this addition is inappropriate , please undo my changes and update/remove the relavent categories to the article -- Amartyabag TALK2ME 03:25, 5 July 2008 (UTC)

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