General Knowledge for Kids - State of Odisha

General Knowledge for Kids - State of Odisha

Odisha is a state in located in Eastern India. Bhubaneswar is the capital of Odisha. Odisha was earlier known as Orissa. Here are some other cool facts about the 

state of India


There are 41,974,218 people in Odisha. It is the 11th most populated states in India.  

Odia is the official language of the state and majority of the people speak the language. It is one of the classical languages of India. 

There are other languages spoken, such as Hindi, Telugu, Urdu and Bengali. Interestingly  Odisha has different dialects Sambalpuri, Cuttacki, Puri, Baleswari, Ganjami, Desiya, Kalahandia and Phulbani. 


Chilika Lake is a brackish water lagoon .Satapada is situated close to the northeast cape of 

Chilika Lake and Bay of Bengal. It is famous for dolphin watching in their natural habitat 

The climate is hot during summers and cold during winters. Locally the year is divided into 

six traditional seasons (or rutus): Grishma (summer), Barsha (rainy season), Sharata 

(autumn), Hemanta (dewy),Sheeta(winter season) and Basanta(spring) 


The state capital Bhubaneswar is the first city in the list of smart cities. Odisha has emerged 

as the most preferred destination for overseas investors with investment proposals 


The Odiya food is extremely delicious and famous across the country. 

The kitchen of the Shri Jagannath Temple, Puri is reputed to be the largest in the world, with 1,000 chefs, working around 752 wood-burning clay hearths called chulas, to feed over 10,000 people each day 

The dessert Pahala rasagola made in Odisha is known throughout the world. Dalma (a mix of dal and selected vegetables) is widely known cuisine 


Odissi dance and music are classical art forms. Other cultural attractions include the Jagannatha Temple in Puri, known for its annual Rath 

Yatra or Chariot, tala Chitra (palm leaf engravings). Sand sculpture is practiced on the beaches of Puri. Although the people prefer to wear traditional dresses like Dhoti, Kurtha and Gamucha during festivals or other religious occasions. 

Women normally prefer to wear the Sari ,Sambalpuri Sari, or the Shalwar kameez; The sarees of Odisha are famous across India. 

Odisha has had a continuous tradition of dharmic religions especially Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. 

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Vineeta Thomas has extensive experience in the education section. She has worked in the spaces of community development and action research. She has extensive exposure to training teachers from the Corporation schools and low-income private schools.   She has worked with parents, students, and school leaders on various skill development and leadership programs. She also writes as a freelancer in the area of parenting and child development.    Currently, working as a Program Manager, she helps develop, curate, and deliver teacher training workshops across the country to empower educators with 21st-century skills.

She has worked with parents, students, and school leaders on various skill development and leadership programs. She also writes as a freelancer in the area of parenting and child development.  

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