Bhubaneswar, also spelt as Bhubaneshwar i/ˌbʊbəˈnʃwər/ (Odia: ଭୁବନେଶ୍ୱର), is the capital of the Indian state of Odisha. The city has a history of over 3,000 years starting with the Mahamegha-bahana Chedi dynasty (around the 2nd century BCE) which had its capital at Sisupalgarh, nearby. Bhubaneswar, derived its name from Tribhubaneswar, which literally means the Lord (Eeswar) of the Three World (Tribhuban), which refers to Shiva. Bhubaneswar has been known by names such as Toshali, Kalinga Nagari, Nagar Kalinga, Chakra Kshetra, Ekamra Kanan, Ekamra Kshetra and Mandira Malini Nagari ("City of Temples"). It is the largest city in Odisha and is a centre of economic and religious importance in Eastern India.

With many Hindu temples, which span the entire spectrum of Kalinga architecture, Bhubaneswar is often referred to as a 'Temple City of India' and with Puri and Konark it forms the Swarna Tribhuja ("Golden Triangle"), one of eastern India's most visited destinations.

Bhubaneswar replaced Cuttack as the capital in 1948, the year after India gained its independence from Britain. The modern city was designed by the German architect Otto Königsberger in 1946. Along with Jamshedpur and Chandigarh, it was one of modern India's first planned cities. Bhubaneswar and Cuttack are often referred to as the 'twin cities of Odisha'. The metropolitan area formed by the two cities had a population of 1.7 million in 2011. Bhubaneswar is categorised as a Tier-2 city. An emerging information technology (IT) and education hub, Bhubaneswar is one of the country's fastest-developing cities.

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Odisha CM-designate Mohan Majhi’s PA killed in road accident in Bhubaneshwar

Hindustan Times 12 Jun 2024
Bhubaneshwar. Chandan Kumar Mahapatra, the personal assistant (PA) to the Odisha chief minister-designate Mohan Charan Majhi, was killed in a road accident on Tuesday, police said ... Anytime Anywhere ... Following the accident, the passerby rushed him to the Capital Hospital in Bhubaneshwar, however, he was declared dead on arrival ... .......

PM Narendra Modi's roadshow in Bhubaneshwar before Odisha swearing-in ceremony today | Full schedule

Hindustan Times 12 Jun 2024
They will land in Bhubaneshwar after attending the swearing-in ceremony of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Chandrababu Naidu, who took oath as the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh for the fourth term earlier in the day....

Puri firecracker explosion: Toll mounts to 13

The Siasat Daily 02 Jun 2024
Bhubaneswar. The death toll in the Puri firecracker explosion mounted to 13 on Sunday after four more people succumbed to their burn injuries, according to an official statement. Presently, 17 people injured in the explosion are undergoing treatment in various hospitals in Puri, Bhubaneswar and Cuttack ... Also Read ... ....