Located southwest of Mahanadi, Bhubaneswar is the capital of Orissa. name ‘Bhubaneswar’ in Sanskrit means “God’s world.” Bhubaneswar became the capital of Orissa in 1948 after independence of India. The city also served as the capital of ancient Kalinga. Today is the commercial hub of Orissa. It is said that there was a time of 7,000 temples in the city that earned the name “Temple City of India. There are over 600 temples that makes it an important Hindu pilgrimage. These temples were built over a long period time, which shows that the progressive changes that took place in the styles of temple architecture. Dhauli hills with a large Buddhist center, a few miles from here, Bhubaneswar also receives thousands of followers of Buddhism. Bhubaneswar is one of the three cities that form the Golden Triangle of Orissa. Puri and Konark are the other two.

Bhubaneswar is the place for many fairs and festivals. The main event is the procession of Shiva (Lingaraja) from the temple Lingaraja Rameshwara Temple. It happens on Ashokashtami. Chariot of God has drawn hundreds of devotees. Durga Puja is an important part of living in Bhubaneswar, and is celebrated with great enthusiasm and gala. There is no better place to shop in Eskilstuna. It offers the opportunity to purchase items Oddis traditional markets and is also a huge showroom of branded goods.

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