Odisha - Tagore International School

PPT by V. Chaitanya , VI-A
Olive ridley turtle
Gahirmatha wildlife
Mukteshwar Temple
Parasurameshwar Temple
Jagannath Temple
Sun Temple
Oriya literature is a mish-mash of ups and downs from it ancient glory to
slumping down into almost non-entity. Sarala-dasa (Sidheswar Panda) of the
14th century was the first great poet of Oriya, who adapted the classic
Mahabharata into simple Oriya. The Odia literature was distinctly religious in
nature up to 1500 AD mainly covering poems with religion, gods and goddesses as
the main theme.
The next era, more commonly called the Jagannatha Dasa Period, stretches till the
1700 AD , typified by the compositions of Shri Chaitanya. Ramachandra
Pattanayaka’s Haravali set the trend for the emergence of a new form of novel in
verse during the beginning of the 17th century.
The casting of the first Oriya printing typeset in 1836 is another landmark of this
period. The two brothers, Ramashankara Ray and Gaurisankara Ray, were
pioneers in drama, fiction and journalism. Visvanatha Kara and Nilamani
Vidyaratna promoted Oriya literature through their magazines
Orissa peoples food habits are simple and very
tasty. Mudhi (Puffed rice) is taken in various
combinations, Dalma and santula are two more
dishes. Pakhala is another famous dish. Ghanta and
posta curries are also very famous. Chennapoda of
Nayagarh is so popular that it is even used in the
place of a birthday cake to be cut and served. The
popular desserts are Arisha and Kakara peetha. As
Orissa is a coastal area, fish and prawns are also a
part of the food habits of the people.
The clothing of the people of Odisha is as
simple as their food .The people prefer to
wear traditional dresses
like Dhoti, Kurtha and Gamucha during
festivals or other religious occasions.
Women normally prefer to wear
the Saris(Sambalpuri Sari, Bomkai Sari,
Kataki Sari) or the Shalwar kameez.

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