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Traditional Names of Odisha

Dear Prospective Student! We cover a very important topic about Odisha gk Historical (Traditional) Names of Odisha which will help you in all Odisha competitive exams such as OPSC, ASO, OSSC, OSSSC, CT, BED, and OTET Exam.

Odisha's names have been given historically: according to the Kalinga Puranas and the Mahabharata, it was named after Prince Kalinga, King of Bali, and Queen Sudarshan.



According to Mahabharata Utkala was a part of Kalinga.


This name was found during Gupta period.


It was the kingdom which included coastal region of Odisha.


This name was given after Odra tribe.


This name was mentioned in Buddhist texts.


It was named for the region of Narla in Kalahandi.

South Kosala

It was named for the modern day Chhattisgarh andWestern parts of Odisha.


This name was found on a copper plate in Ganjam district.


This name was found on copper plates in Sonepur.


It was named for a city including a subdivision of Kalinga during the Asoka period


This name was referred in Buddhist texts for Odisha.


This name was used for Odisha in some texts like Tarikh Nasiri, Tarikh