Orissa is the former name of the state located on the east coast of India, presently known as Odisha. Odisha is one of the largest and most populated Indian states, abounding in natural resources. The state has a large coastline, being subjected to intense cyclones, out of which the latter most severe caused thousands of deaths.
Odisha is rich in earthly resources; most chromite reserves of India are found here, along with one third of bauxite, one quarter of iron and one fifth of coal. India’s top IT consulting firms also have large branches in this state. In addition, a large part of the workforce in Odisha is associated with plants and other firms that contribute to the overall growth of the economy. Steel plants, coal-based power plants, petrochemicals, aluminum-based plants and information technology are some of the largest economical projects currently running in Odisha. Odisha was the first Indian state to privatize electricity distribution as like various other states, Odisha was losing over half of the electricity that was delivered. Due to this major reform, Odisha massively contributed to India’s dramatic economy boost.
Regarding the culture of Odisha, its charming and colorful music is part of the beauty of its legacy. Aside from the Odissi music, which is more than 2500 years old, poetry is also one of their most popular forms of art. Other cultural attractions include temples, silver filigree ornamental works, palm leaf paintings, and the sarees of Odisha. These are highly demanded all over the world, and the tie-and-dye techniques used to create the motifs on the sarees are perceived as very unique to this region, giving the sarees an individual and special identity. Handloom Odisha sarees are divided into four main types: Ikat, Bomkai, Bandha and Pasapalli. Famous temples located in Odisha include the Jagannatha Temple in Puri and the Sun Temple in Konark. Speaking about Puri, this is a place also renowned for a unique art form known as sand sculpture. Artists such as Sudarshana Pattanaik impress with their finger skills by creating spectacular sculptures on the beach.
Centuries-old culinary traditions also impress tourists from around the world, and the best place to have a taste of the unique cuisine would be in the kitchen of the grand temple of Puri, Jagannath, where no less than 100 chefs provide delicious food for over 10,000 people on a daily basis.
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