News 👉 Bhubaneswar, the capital of Odisha, has become the first city in India to achieve 100% Covid vaccination of its people.

• Bhubaneswar is an ancient city in India’s eastern state of Odisha, formerly Orissa. 

• Many temples built from sandstone are dotted around Bindu Sagar Lake in the old city, including the 11th-century Hindu Lingaraja Temple.

• Outside Rajarani Temple are sculpted figures of the guardians of the 8 cardinal and ordinal directions. 

• Jain antiques, weaponry and indigenous pattachitra paintings fill the Odisha State Museum.

• In the city of Bhubaneswar, well known as a city of temples, there are two hills rising amidst the wide flat lands. 

• Nestled in these hills of Udayagiri and Khandagiri are 32 caves which are unique as they are among the earliest Jain rock-cut shelters.

• The caves at Udayagiri and Khandagiri were excavated by King Kharavela (2nd – 1st century BCE) of the Mahamegavahana dynasty.

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