metropolis in Odisha, India

Bhubaneshwar is the capital city of the Indian state of Odisha. It is the largest city in Odisha. Bhubaneswar means "lord of the world".[1] Many temples are present in this city. So, it is also called "Temple city of India".[2] It is a religious centre in Orissa from the Middle Ages.[3] It is a planned city of modern India.[4]

Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneshwar

In 1948, Bhubaneshwar became political capital of Odisha. Before this, it was Cuttack. Bhubaneshwar and Cuttack are together called "twin-cities" of Orissa.[5]


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  3. Ramesh Prasad Mohapatra, Archaeology in Orissa, Vol I, Page 47, B. R. Publishing Corporation, Delhi, 1986, ISBN 978-81-7018-346-4
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