Utkal Gourab Madhusudan Das (1848 ~ 1934)
The Konark Sun Temple and the Konark Elephant. The Konark Wheel was also featured on the old 20 Rupees note issued by RBI.
Cities of India - Cuttack
Hirakud Dam across the Mahanadi is one of the world's longest dams (25 kms) and generates 275 MWe power
Shri Krushna Chandra Gajapati College, Parlakhemundi (Est: 1857) is probably the oldest college in Orissa.
Orissa has 3 of the world's largest Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Rookeries (Gahirmatha, Devi Muhan, Rushikulya)
Lord Jagannath Temple, Puri
Lingaraj Temple, Bhubaneswar
Dasavtar from Jayadev's Geetgovind
Netaji Subhas Bose was born in Cuttack
Dr. V.V.Giri, President of India from 1969 ~ 1974 was from Berhampur, Orissa
Pathani Samanta Chandrasekhar (1835-1904) was an eminent astronomer of Orissa. He was conferred the title ‘Mahamahoadhyaya’ by the British government in 1893, in recognition to his contribution in the field of astronomy. He achieved great expertise in traditional Indian astronomy. During his research, he constructed many instruments using the local available materials like wooden sticks and bamboo pieces. His knowledge in astronomy ensured that these instruments had great accuracy in their measurement. His findings are recorded in his book titled ‘Siddhanta Darpana’, which is written in Sanskrit. This book won him wide acclaim and fame. Pathani Samanta Chandrasekhar’s calculations are referred in the preparation of almanacs in Orissa. The Pathani Samanta Planetarium in Bhubaneswar is named after him.
Fakir Mohan Senapati
Maharaj K.C. Gajapati
Utkalmani Pandit Gopabandhu Das (1877 ~ 1928)
Biju Patnaik (1916 ~ 1997)
language of stone surpasses the language of man."
~ Rabindranath Tagore on Konark Sun Temple