Of all the regional cultures, Odisha or the ancient Kalinga played a very conspicuous and vital role in the cultural ...

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The history of Odisha art and architecture is dating from 261 B.C. , when Ashok , the the then King of Magadh ...

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There is no better evidence for this religio-spiritual yearning in its popular form than the string of festivals that is spread

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An unbroken history of the unusual people of this land has continued from several centuries before Christ.

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Dr. Arabinda Kumar Padhee, IAS
Commissioner-cum-Secretary to Govt.

Odisha is the bastion of rich cultural heritage with its historical monuments, archaeological sites, traditional arts, sculpture, dance and music. From the time immemorial Odisha attracts a large number of scholars, artists and tourists. The Department of Culture looks forward for the systematic and comprehensive promotion in the field of art and culture in the State and the Department aims at preserving the ancient cultural tradition and antiquities ...