1. Diamond Triangle ~ Buddhist Heritage Sites of Orissa:

The Diamond Triangle, consisting of the three Buddhist sites of Ratnagiri, Udaygiri & Lalitgiri. Belonging to the Vajyarajyan sect of Buddhism, which is popularly known as the Diamond Vehicle, and hence the name Diamond Triangle. Located about 100 km North – East of Bhubaneswar the Diamond Triangle, is the most important Buddhist site in Orissa, but sadly it is least promoted. Read more…

2. Bhubaneswar ~ Buddhist & Jain Heritage:

It was in the vicinity of Bhubaneswar the great Kalinga War was fought in 261 BC, which resulted in Emperor Ashoka embracing Buddhism. No wonder Bhubaneswar has its share of Buddhist historical sites. After the Kalinga war Hinduism and Buddhism along with Jainism flourished in the region, turning Bhubaneswar into an interesting religious hub. Dhauligiri along with the twin hills of Udaygiri & Khandagiri consists of Bhubaneswar’s Buddhist & Jain heritage. Read more…

3. Rajarani Temple ~ Oriya gem not quiet Oriya:

Raja – Rani is considered as one of the finest temples of not only of Bhubaneswar but also of entire Orissa. Strangely the temple architecture of Orissa differs significantly from the traditional Oriya Temple Architecture. In fact Raja – Rani has remarkable resemblance with the temples of Khajuraho Temples.  Wiyh its unique architectural style and intricate curvings Raja – Rani is a must vist for tourist visiting Bhubaneswar. Read more…

4. Bhubaneswar ~ A Temple Town:

According to legend the city once housed a thousand temples, sadly many of these have crumbled to dust and many more have been reconstructed into modern structures, but the few have survived the test time and still stands to this day are worth a visit and can offer an interesting mix of pilgrimage and history. This article is a compilation of the temples of Bhubaneswar but it is not exhaustive, it would be updated from time to time. Read more…

5. Kuruma, Buddhist site near Konark:

Kuruma 3Kuruma, a Buddhist site near the famous Konark Sun Temple. A unknown Buddhist heritage site that can be explored during a day trip from Puri to Konark. Kuruma lies in the Puri District and is probably the only Buddhist Monastery, in Odisha,  which is near the coast. According to historical records Kuruma reached its peak during the 7th and 8th century. It was during this time the famous Chinese traveler Hiuen T’sang, also known as Xuanzang (who traveled in India in 634 – 45 AD), visited Kuruma. The site also exhibits a few statues found in the region, including a crowned statue of Lord Buddha.  Read more…

  1. September 19, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    Amazing articles. Showcases the true Odisha…I have recently started my own blog on Odisha. Please do visit and leave a feedback.

  2. May 26, 2016 at 2:48 PM

    U must visit this place when you travel next time to Odisha.
    Simlipal National Park is a national park and a tiger reserve in the Mayurbhanj district in the Indian state of Odisha.


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