India, welcome to Orissa

Orissa is a state of India, located on the east coast of India, by the Bay of Bengal. Orissa has several popular tourist destinations. Teaching of Buddha was fought here in 261 BC.  Orissa has a history spanning a period of over 3,000 years.  Puri, with the Jagannath temple near the sea (famous for Rath Yatra or the Car Festival), and Konark, with the Sun Temple, are visited by thousands of tourists every year. The Jagannath Temple of Puri, The Sun Temple of Konark, The Lingaraja Temple of Bhubaneshwar and the Barabati Fort of Cuttack are important in the archaeological history of India. 


13th-century Sun Temple is where the temple dancers used to perform dances in homage to the Sun god. All around the temple, there are various floral and geometric patterns. There are also human, divine and semi-divine figures in sensuous poses. The poses contains couples in various amorous poses, and are derived from the Kama Sutra.

Temple City of India, Bhubaneswar is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Orissa. Known as the temple city of India, the city boasts of having around 600 temples. Established in 989 CE, Cuttack was the seat of government in Orissa for close to a thousand years before its burgeoning size forced the creation of a new capital at Bhubaneswar in 1948. The two cities are collectively referred to as the Twin Cities today.

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Jeevan Rehka Parishad is an organisation who is working on promotion of human rights trought participatory democracy and good governance. They do some work also on mobilizing and Networking Women NGOs on Human Right Issues, undertake women friendly Income Generation Programmes (IGPs) for gender equality, improve the health status of women, children and persons with disabilities (PWDs) trough, reproductive Child Health and Rights programmes and CBR Activities. They sensitize and do projects on enviroment and health issues, water and sanitation in the tribal and urban slums, and bio diversity conservation and sustainable education.

General information, BBC: India 


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