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Orissa is also known as “Odisha” is known for its rich cultural heritage, one of the richest in India. The capital city of Bhubaneswar is dotted with exquisite temples and backdrops. The famous classical dance form, Odissi originated in Orissa. Orissa has a proud cultural heritage that arose due to the mélange of three great religious traditions – Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism.

The culture of the Adivasis (the original inhabitants of India) is connected to the modern legacy of Orissa.