- Here, at www.truth2tell.in , I [ Sisir Kanta Mishra ] tell all digital friends about my interest in travel across m Motherland sourced from the state [ Odisha ] spreading towards the sky. Though this is a medium or platform for engagement, I could not stop telling some of my other activities. I don’t think this is a company for making profits only.
- Odisha is a state in Indian Union located on its eastern peninsular coast. It’s territory was a part of the ancient kingdom of Kalinga of Mahabharat fame. It was invaded by king Ashok, the Mauryan king of Magadha in 261 B.C. The Kalinga war was gone down the history and it caused a deeper change in the heart of Ashok. That was the last war fought by him, after which he turned to be a great champion of Buddhism and a preacher of peace and non-violence.
- It was the kingdom which grew prominently under Kharavela, a patron of Jainism, towards the end of the 1st. century B.C. The other great dynasties, who ruled the kingdom, are the Kessari and the Ganga dynasties.
- The late Kalinga School of Architecture, the Lingaraj Temple [ at Bhubaneswar], the Jagannath Temple [ at Puri ], the Sun Temple [at Konark ] are the great works built during this period. Those monuments are incomparable beauties of Odishan sculptures. The tribal lives, wild lives, forests, hills, waterfalls, rivers and sea beaches are decorated, beautified and well-preserved with other man-made monuments such as Hindu temples, mosques, churches, ancient and medieval forts, palaces, colonial architectures, Buddhists’ monasteries, Jain caves, domed sculptures and pillars.