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Fact and Figures :

1. Orissa and its places have a bundle of amazing facts and history attached to it. Starting from Sonepur, in Orissa, this place is where the World’s OLDEST coins were discovered and are as old as 1000 BC. They are well preserved in the Orissa State Museum.

2. The people of Kalinga sided with the Kauravas in the great Mahabharata War.
 
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Mahabharata is one of the two most important epics of India.

3. Coming to those blessed with a sweet tooth, this fact would appeal to them the most.  Rasgulla, a famous Indian delicacy originated from Puri and later spread in other parts of India.

4. As mentioned earlier Puri is one of the four holy Dhams. Every year millions
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and zillions of people come here to witness the famous Rath Yatra.

5. An amazing fact is about the Jagannath temple kitchen in Puri which is the largest KITCHEN in the world with around 400 cooks working around 200 hearths and feeding over 10,000 people each day.A very prominent figure in the history of revolutionary India was Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose who was born in Orissa.

6. Bhubaneswar is called the “Cathedral City” of India as it has over 600 temples of the medieval times.

7.In English, the term juggernaut implies an overwhelming force or object. And in Puri, Jagannath is the name of the lord that people here worship and on whose name there is the famous temple, Jaggannath Temple. There is not only a similarity in the pronunciation of these two words but also in the implied meaning.


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