19.01.18 Orrisa(OPSC) Current Affairs

ODISHA Odisha records growth in foreign tourist arrivals in 2017   The state tourism department said foreign tourist arrivals (FTA) in Odisha increased in 2017, compared to the previous year. According to the data available with the tourism department, total 84,658 foreigners visited the state till November 2017. Altogether 76,361 foreign tourists had visited the state … Read more

History of Odisha from Vedic age to Gupta Period

History of Odisha The history of state of Odisha (formerly Orissa) is very old. In different periods it bore names like Kalinga, Utkala, etc. The names signified different territorial extent ruled by different dynasties of rulers at different periods. Each of these comprised large parts of present Odisha but also included areas forming parts of … Read more

LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE IN ODISHA

  LANGUAGE  AND LITERATURE  IN ODISHA Odisha (formerly Orissa) is one of the 29 states of India, established on 1 April 1936and located in the eastern coast. It covers an area of around 1,55,707 square kilometers It is surrounded by the states of West Bengal to the north-east, Jharkhand  to the north,Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to the south and south-west Chhattisgarh  to the west and north-west. Odisha has a … Read more

Fair and festivals of odisha

Fair and festivals of odisha With numerous religions, ancient temples, local shrines, tribes and an array of sacred places, Odisha (Orissa) observes uncountable number of festivals and fairs round the year. Major Odisha(Orissa) Festivals of Odisha is Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra and Durga Pooja. Three different religions flourished on the holy land of Odisha (Orissa) … Read more

FOLK SONGS OF ODISHA

FOLK  SONGS OF ODISHA Odisha has a glorious tradition of music.The figures or dancers musicians Carved on ancient temple walls  speak of Odisha’s rich musical heritage. There were saint-poets of Odisha who composed lyrical poems to be sung. Bards usually went from place to place singing these songs which were meant to propagate religious ideas … Read more

folk dances of odisha

folk dances of odisha There are many forms of dance in odisha. Ghumura dance Ghumura Dance is one of the most leading folk dance forms Kalahandi district of Odisha. It is classified as folk dance as the dress code of Ghumura resembles more like a tribal dance. ghumura is the indigenous dance of Kalahandi and … Read more

Painting of Odisha

Paintings of odisha The history of painting in Odisha dated back to ancient times with rock-shelter paintings, some which are dated to the early historic period (300BC-100AD). Apart from the rock painting sites there are several drawings and etching resembling figures on rock surfaces at Digapahandi and Berhampur in Ganjam district and other places. Many … Read more

Art Forms of Odisha

ART  FORMS OF ODISHA Odisha has a rich cultural and artistic heritage. Due to the reign of many different rulers in the past, arts and crafts in Odisha underwent many changes giving an artistic diversity today in the forms of traditional handicrafts, painting and carving, dance and music. Sand art In Odisha ,a unique type … Read more

Scheduled tribes of Odisha

Scheduled tribes of Odisha   Orissa has the biggest number of tribes; upwards of 62 as far as rate they constitute a great 24 percent of the aggregate populace of the state. These tribes for the most part occupy the Eastern Ghats slope run, which keeps running in the north-south bearing. The greater part of … Read more

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