Odisha GK: Know Everything About Odisha General Knowledge

Odisha: General Information

  • Capital: Bhubaneswar
  • Chief Minister:  Naveen Patnaik
  • Governor: Ganeshi Lal.
  • Odisha Day: 1st April
  • Odisha’s highest mountain range – Deomali hills
  • Folk dances of Odisha: Chow Dance
  • Odisha High Court, Cuttack is the High Court of the state of Odisha
  • Total Number of districts: 30

Important Rivers and Dams of Odisha

S.No Rivers Important Dams
1 Mahanadi River Hirakud Dam
2 Machkund River Jalaput Dam
3 Jonk River Patora Dam
4 Brahmani River Rengali Dam
5 Sankha River Mandira Dam

The list of Important Lakes of Odisha

S.No Lakes Located In /Near By Remark
1 Chillika Lake It extends from Bhusandpur in Puri district in the North to Rambha-Malud in Ganjan district Asia’s largest brackish water lagoon
2 Anshupa Lake Opposite Banki in Cuttack district Odisha’s largest freshwater lake
3 Kanjia Lake Northern outskirts of Bhubaneswar Natural lake


Important Thermal, Nuclear and Hydroelectricity Power Plants

S.No. Name of Power Plant Type Location Remark
1 Talcher Thermal Power Station Thermal Angul in Odisha It is the second largest power plant in India, coal-fired power plants
2 IB Thermal Power Station Thermal Jharsuguda town in Jharsuguda district Coal-fired power plants
3 Hirakud Power Plant Thermal Hirakud in Sambalpur district Coal-fired power plants

Important National Parks, Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary Of Odisha

S.No Name Location
1 Similipal Simlipal National Park is a national park and a tiger reserve in the Mayurbhanj district
2 Bhitarkanika Bhitarkanika National Park is a national park located in the Kendrapara District. The park is home to Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), White Crocodile, Indian python, King Cobra, black ibis, darters and many other species of flora and fauna.
3 Satkosia Gorge Satkosia Tiger Reserve is a tiger reserve located in the Angul district.
4 Hadgarh Hadgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary in Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj districts.
5 Nandankanan Zoological Park Amidst the natural beauty of natural forest adjacent to Chandaka-Dampara Wildlife Sanctuary, Nandankanan lies in the vicinity of Kanjia lake.

Important Stadiums in Odisha

Stadium City
Kalinga Stadium (Hockey Stadium) Bhubaneswar
Barabati Stadium  (cricket stadium) Cuttak
East Coast Railway Stadium  (cricket stadium) Bhubaneswar


List of important Festivals of Odisha

S.No. Festivals Remarks
1 Chandan Yatra Chandan Yatra also known as Gandhalepana yatra is
the longest festival  observed at Jagannath temple at Puri, India.
2 Durga Puja Odisha             Worship to the goddess of power is celebrated by the entire Hindu fraternity in general and Bengalis in particular in the form of Durga puja.
3 Puri Rath Yatra Ratha Yatra is a Hindu festival associated with Lord Jagannath held at Puri in the state of Odisha
4 Dola Purnima Dola Purnima or Holi is a popular festival of Orissa.
5 Deva Snana Purnima Snana Purnima is the day the deities are bathed by 108 pitchers of water brought from the well near Sitala temple in the precincts of the Jagannatha temple.
6 Konark Dance Festival Eminent classical dancers from all over the country get together to pay tribute to a master piece in stone- Sun temple at Konark

The list of important Temples of Odisha

S.No. Temples City
1 Jagannath Temple Puri
2 Konark Sun Temple Konark
3 Brahmeshwar Temple Brahmeshwar
4 Mukteswar Temple Bhubaneswar
5 Parasurameswar Temple Bhubaneswar

Important Tribes of Odisha:·

  • Sauras
  • Kondhs
  • Santals
  • Bondas
  • Bhumias
  • Gonds
  • Oraons
  • Koyas
  • Didayees
  • Holuva
  • Gadaba
  • Matia
  • Dharua
  • Paraja
  • Bathudi
  • Kolha

Odisha Day or Utkala Divas

Odisha Day or Utkala Divas is celebrated to commemorate the formation of the state of Odisha in 1936 when it got segregated from Bihar and Bengal. Once a part of Kalinga ruled by emperor Ashok, the state is situated in the eastern part of India and has evolved with its own cultural heritage. On the occasion of Odisha Day, we are providing you with the Historical, Geographical and political features of Odisha containing the static awareness of the state useful to enhance your knowledge about the state.

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