It is really a good news that “Orissa” will be spelled as “Odisha” and “Oriya” will be spelled as “Odia”. I am an author of this blog since a long time, but never posted anything. After reading the post “British misspelt “Orissa” is now Odisha!” by Smita. Here I am going to focus how it could affect other.
Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu Maatru rupena samsthita I
Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu Shakti rupena samsthita I
Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu Buddhi rupena samsthita I
Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu Laxmi rupena samsthita I
Namestasyai II Namestasyai II Namestasyai II Namo Namah II
“Utkarsha kala ra desha… Utkala” – Country of excellent arts… Utkala (the old name of Odisha/Orissa). Odisha is full of excellent arts. Let it be beautiful status and temples (Sun temple of Konark, Shri Jagannath temple, Puri are few names from the pool), Tarakashi (Filigrees made from silver wires) of Cuttack, Chadua (Applique works) of Pipili. I named few arts and handicrafts here, but there are many, I will discuss them in detail later. Dance art of Odishi is also world famous. In addition to all these arts, the sand art done by few talented youth on the Puri beach is also caught the eye of world in recent years.