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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DJ Azex aka Akshay Kumar death case in Odisha’s Bhubaneshwar: Police to question girlfriend

DNA India 20 Mar 2023
One works for years to make a space for themselves in performing art, and then leave the place just like that. A similar story has happened with Bhubaneshwar-based disc jockey Akshay Kumar, who went with stage name DJ Azex. He was found dead in his Odisha house on March 18, Saturday ... ....

Groom, family walk 28 km for wedding due to drivers’ strike in Odisha

The Siasat Daily 17 Mar 2023
Bhubaneswar. A groom and his family members had to walk 28 kilometres to reach the bride’s village in Odisha’s Rayagada district for the wedding, as they could not arrange a vehicle due to the drivers’ strike ... A video showing the groom and his family members including a few women walking at night went viral on social media ... ....

Akasa Air Adds Bagdogra, Bhubaneshwar To Its Network; Now Connects 16 Cities

Zeenews 15 Mar 2023
Since its launch in August 2022, Akasa Air has carried over 1 million revenue passengers and crossed the milestone of operating over 700 weekly flights connecting 16 cities ... ....

Anuradha Paudwal donates over 200 hearing-aids on World Hearing Day

News India Times 09 Mar 2023
Padma Shri Anuradha Paudwal donated hearing aids through her initiative, Suryodaya Foundation, in Bhubaneshwar. Photo. Anuradha Paudwal ... Governor of Odisha, Prof ... Ltd., said, “Over 380 people were screened for hearing loss in Rairangpur, Berunpadi, Puri and Bhubaneshwar in February 2023 with the kind support of Prof ... Speaking at the event, Prof ... ....

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