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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In pics: J P Nadda in Bhubaneshwar

The Siasat Daily 16 May 2024
Bhubaneshwar. BJP National President J P Nadda during a roadshow for Lok Sabha elections, in Bhubaneshwar, Thursday, May 16, 2024 ... Bhubaneshwar ... Bhubaneshwar ... Bhubaneshwar....

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 | Decoding The Election Blitz in Bhubaneshwar | BJP vs BJD ...

News18 15 May 2024
In the 2024 Lok Sabha elections in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, the aspirations of voters are diverse and dynamic ... ....

PM likely to lead roadshow in Bhubaneswar on May 10

The Siasat Daily 04 May 2024
Bhubaneswar. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to lead a roadshow in Bhubaneswar on May 10, party leader Aparajita Sarangi said on Saturday. In a post on X, Sarangi, the MP of Bhubaneswar, urged the people to extend a grand welcome to the prime minister. Also Read. Modi doesn’t think about country from broader view. Sharad Pawar ... ....