Odisha’s bitter food battle with Bengal

Odisha’s bitter food battle with Bengal

Did Bengal’s Rosogolla come first or Odisha’s Rasagola beat it to become the first of its kind? Odisha government began work on claiming the Geographical Identification (GI) for the sweet in 2015. However, later, West Bengal got the GI tag for ‘Bengal’s Rosogolla’ as something that was invented Nobin Chandra…

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Shakti cult in Ekamra Kshetra

Shakti cult in Ekamra Kshetra

Considered a great centre of Shaivism, Bhubaneswar is also home to several Shakti shrines. In fact, the earliest form of Shakti worship in Odisha in the form of Stambhesvari is there at Bhubaneswar’s Bhuasuni temple. According to ancient scriptures, it was during the Bhauma period that Shaktism first made its…

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