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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.

 

Utkala

According to Mahabharata Utkala was a part of Kalinga.

Mahakantara

This name was found during Gupta period.

Udra

It was the kingdom which included coastal region of Odisha.

Odra

This name was given after Odra tribe.

Oddiyana

This name was mentioned in Buddhist texts.

KamalaMandala

It was named for the region of Narla in Kalahandi.

South Kosala

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

Kongoda

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

Trikalinga

This name was found on copper plates in Sonepur.

Tosali

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

Odivissa

This name was referred in Buddhist texts for Odisha.

Jajnagar

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