A report on Eastern Ganga dynasty

Main Temple Structure, Konark Sun Temple.
Reliefs at the Konark Sun Temple.
Jagannath Temple at Puri, built by Maharaja Anantavarman Chodaganga Deva.
13th century temple inscription of Ananta Vasudeva Temple
Loving Couple (Mithuna) 13th century, Eastern Ganga Dynasty, Orissa, India
A Fanam (Coin) of Eastern Ganga Dynasty
Eastern Ganga coinage numerals
A Temple in Sri Mukhalingam temple complex
Konark Sun Temple at Konark, Odisha, built by King Narasimhadeva I (1238–1264), it is now a World Heritage Site.
A Stone carved throne at Simhachalam temple

The Eastern Ganga dynasty also known as Rudhi Gangas or Prachya Gangas were a large medieval era Indian royal dynasty that reigned from Kalinga from as early as the 5th century to the early 15th century.

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Odisha

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Indian state located in Eastern India.

Indian state located in Eastern India.

Lingaraja Temple built by the Somavanshi king Jajati Keshari
Hathigumpha on the Udayagiri Hills built in c. undefined
Shanti Stupa at Dhauli is the location where Kalinga War was fought in c. undefined
Mahanadi river near Cuttack
Satellite view of the Mahanadi river delta
Odisha State Secretariat building in Bhubaneswar
Map of districts of Odisha
One of the iron ore mines in Keonjhar district
Rourkela Steel Plant
Biju Patnaik Airport, Bhubaneswar
Gopalpur Port
East Coast Railway headquarters, Bhubaneswar
Tribal people of Koraput, Odisha
Gita Govinda
Bilingual signboard in English and Odia
Utkal University main gate
Chhau dance
Sharmila Biswas performing Odissi dance
Barabati Stadium in Cuttack
White tiger in the Nandankanan Zoo
Irrawaddy dolphins can be found in Chilika
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Birds at Chilika Lake
Crocodile in Bhitarkanika National Park
The Rath Yatra in Jagannath Temple, Puri
Maa Tarini Temple, Ghatgaon
Gundichaghagi waterfall Keonjhar during monsoons

They were replaced by the Eastern Ganga dynasty.

Kalinga (historical region)

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Historical region of India.

Historical region of India.

Kalinga located in eastern Indian coast, in Vedic Period in c.1100 BCE
Possible extent of the Nanda Empire under its last ruler Dhana Nanda
Maurya Empire at Ashoka's regin in 250 BCE
Map of the Maha-Meghavahanas, circa 20 BCE
Gupta Empire on its zenith in 350 CE, under Samudragupta

It was subsequently ruled by several regional dynasties whose rulers bore the title Kalingādhipati ("Lord of Kalinga"); these dynasties included Mahameghavahana, Vasishtha, Mathara, Pitrbhakta, Shailodbhava, Somavamshi, and Eastern Ganga.

Puri

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Coastal city and a municipality in the state of Odisha in eastern India.

Coastal city and a municipality in the state of Odisha in eastern India.

King Indradyumna of Ujjayani credited with building the original Puri Jagannath temple in 318 AD
Govardhana matha main gate
H.H Jagadguru Swami Nischalananda Saraswati, The Shankaracharya of Puri
The Atharanala Bridge dating back to the 16th century at the entrance of Puri
Samudra arati of worship of the sea by disciples of the Matha at Puri
The main entrance of the Jagannath Temple
Markandeshwar Tank
Sunrise at Puri Sea Beach
Main entrance of the Gundicha Temple
Sea at Swargadwar of Puri
Puri sea sunrise
Puri sea beach viewed from the light house
The Grand Road near the Jagannath Temple
The Ratha Yatra in Puri in modern times showing the three chariots of the deities with the Temple in the background
Pahandi bije during Ratha Yatra at Puri
The Narendra Tirtha tank where ceremonies of Chandan Yatra are performed
Images during the Snana Yatra.
Suna Besha or Golden Attire of Lord Jagannatha
A scene from a play being enacted during the Sahi Yatra
Sand art of a baby elephant
An applique art work
Odissi dancer
Samanta Chandra Sekhara College, Puri

When the present temple was built by the Eastern Ganga king Anantavarman Chodaganga in the 11th and 12th centuries AD, it was called Purushottamkshetra.

The Gajapatis at their height in the mid-15th century

Gajapati Empire

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The Gajapatis at their height in the mid-15th century
Kapileswar Temple at old Bhubaneswar built during the reign of Kapilendra Deva (r.1434–66).
Sculpture of Kapilendradeva.
Depiction of Gajapati Prataparudradeba in Sarpeswara temple, built during his rule at Balarampur village near Kakhadi.
15th century copper plate grant of Gajapati emperor Purushottama Deva
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Narendra tank at Puri built during the rule of Kapilendra Deva
Meghanada wall fortifications of the Puri Jagannath temple constructed during the rule of Kapilendra Deva

The Gajapati Empire was an empire established by the Suryavamsa (IAST: Sūryavaṃśa, "Solar dynasty") dynasty who were a medieval Hindu dynasty from the Indian subcontinent, which originated in the region of Trikalinga (most of present-day Odisha and Northern coastal Andhra) from 1434 to 1541 CE and succeeded the reign of the Eastern Gangas.

Jagannath Temple, Puri

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Important Hindu temple dedicated to Jagannath, a form of Vishnu - one of the trinity of supreme divinity in Hinduism, Puri is in the state of Odisha on the eastern coast of India.

Important Hindu temple dedicated to Jagannath, a form of Vishnu - one of the trinity of supreme divinity in Hinduism, Puri is in the state of Odisha on the eastern coast of India.

Statue of Aruna the charioteer of the Sun God on top of the Aruna Stambha in front of the Singhadwara.
The Ratha Yatra in Puri in modern times showing the three chariots of the deities with the Temple in the background
Jagannath during Ratha Yatra, 2011
The Singhadwara in 1870 showing the Lion sculptures with the Aruna Stambha Pillar in the foreground
The Ashwadwara Gate
Cluster of minor temples in the southern part of Jagannath temple complex, including the Vimala Temple (extreme right), c. 1890
The Dola Mandapa in 1890 where the annual Dol Yatra is held.
Ratha Yatra Festival in Puri, a painting by James Fergusson
Pahandi Bije during Ratha Yatra at Puri
Temple main gate
The backside of the Jagannath temple with the 'Koili Baikuntha' garden in the foreground.
Shri Dibyasingha Deb, Chief Servitor of the Temple.
Bird's EyeView Of Jagannath Temple complex

The present temple was rebuilt from the 10th century onwards, on the site of pre existing temples in the compund but not the main Jagannatha temple, and begun by Anantavarman Chodaganga, the first king of the Eastern Ganga dynasty.

Remains of the ancient city of Sisupalagada, on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, dated to 7th century BCE

Bhubaneswar

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Capital and largest city of the Indian state of Odisha.

Capital and largest city of the Indian state of Odisha.

Remains of the ancient city of Sisupalagada, on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, dated to 7th century BCE
Hathigumpha inscriptions at the Udayagiri and Khandagiri caves near Bhubaneswar
Daya River at the foothills of Dhauli
City of Bhubaneswar from Khandagiri hill
Bhubaneswar schematic tourist map
Rajpath, Bhubaneswar
Pathani Samanta Planetarium Bhubaneswar
Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar
East Coast Railway Headquarters in Bhubaneswar
Tata Consultancy Services in Bhubaneswar
Mukteshvara Temple, Bhubaneswar.
Krushi Bhavan building in Bhubaneswar.
Odisha State Secretariat building
Academic Block of Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar
Institute of Physics Bhubaneswar library
NISER, Bhubaneshwar
Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar
All India Institute of Medical Sciences Bhubaneswar
Utkal University Bhubaneswar
Mo Cycle
Mo Bus
One of the many fly-overs in the city.
Bhubaneswar railway station
Biju Patnaik International Airport
Muktesvara deula, covered with erotic ancient carvings, known for its quality of sculptures
Bindusagara water tank on a winter morning
Ravindra Mandapa, an auditorium in Bhubaneswar
Odissi dance
Pahala rasagola, a famous sweet which originated in Odisha
Chhena Gaja, another famous sweet of Odisha
Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar Golf Club
Bhubaneswar from sky at night
Swosti premium hotel in Bhubaneswar

After the Kesharis, the Eastern Gangas ruled Kalinga area until the 14th century CE.

A possible depiction of Rauta Anangabhima Deva III from thirteenth century Jagannath temple in Jajpur district.

Anangabhima Deva III

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A possible depiction of Rauta Anangabhima Deva III from thirteenth century Jagannath temple in Jajpur district.
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Ruins of Barabati Fort in Cuttack, the construction of which started during the rule of Anangabhima Deva III
King Anangabhima Deva III depicted at Naganath Temple, Nagena, Dhenkanal
Sanskrit Inscription of Anangabhima Deva III at Chateswara Temple built during his rule
Megheswara temple in Bhubaneswar built during the rule of Anangabhima Deva III
Chateswara Temple built during the rule of Anangabhima Deva III
Anangabhima Deva III's Jagannath Temple at Jajpur that was rebuilt in 18th Century by the Maratha Hindu ruler Raghuji Bhonsle I and after it was attacked by Bengal Nawab Suleiman Karani in the year 1568.
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Anangabhima Deva III was a powerful Odia ruler and reformist of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty that ruled an early medieval Odisha centered empire in eastern India from the year 1211-1238 A.D. He was successful in maintaining a large extent of territory that stretched from the river Ganga in the north to Godavari in the South.

Main structure of the Sun Temple

Konark Sun Temple

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A Sun temple at Konark about 35 km northeast from Puri city on the coastline in Puri district, Odisha, India.

A Sun temple at Konark about 35 km northeast from Puri city on the coastline in Puri district, Odisha, India.

Main structure of the Sun Temple
A stone wheel engraved in the walls of the temple. The temple is designed as a chariot consisting of 24 such wheels. Each wheel has a diameter of 9feet, 9inches, with 8spokes.
A lithography plate from James Fergusson's "Ancient Architecture in Hindoostan" (1847) showing part of the main tower still standing
Watercolour painting of two European officers with a dog exploring the interior, 1812
Sound and light show in Konark Temple
Emblem of Odisha
Watercolour "Somnath" drawing of the north side of Konark (1820). It depicts part of the main tower still standing.
Photograph of a general view from the south-west (c.1890).
Main Temple Structure, Konark Sun Temple
Nata mandir
Front view of Nata mandir
A simha-gaja at the entrance
A weathered horse sculpture
Elephants of Konark Temple
A secondary statue of the Sun god
A sculpture on the temple wall
Mayadevi Temple at Konark
Sculpture of a makara on Mayadevi Temple
Vaishnava Temple
Sanctum of the Vaishnava Temple
Carvings on the Sun temple
A sculpture on the temple wall
A sculpture taken from the site at the British Museum
Replica of Sun Temple at Gwalior
Closeup of the motif at the center of a stone wheel
Back Side View of Konark Sun Temple
Rosasala or kitchen of the temple complex
A long exposure photo of the beautiful Sun Temple, Konark, Odisha, at night

The temple is attributed to king Narasimhadeva I of the Eastern Ganga dynasty about.

Cuttack Chandi Deity

Cuttack

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Former capital and the second largest city in the Indian state of Odisha.

Former capital and the second largest city in the Indian state of Odisha.

Cuttack Chandi Deity
Dhabaleswara Bridge
Baba Ramdev Temple
Bukhari Baba Peer
Goddess Durga Idol in Chaudhury Bazar
Cuttack Dahibara Aloodam
Biju Pattnaik Film and Television Institute of Odisha at Jobra
Odisha High Court from Ravenshaw Collegiate school
Traditional cow horn sculpture
Tarakasi (Silver Filigree) Pendant and Ear rings
The Samaja Office
Sishu Bhawan Main Building
Ravenshaw Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Sri Sri University at Naraj
Badambadi Bus Stand
Cuttack Junction Railway Station
Sachin Tendulkar Indoor Hall
Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium
Barabati Fort arched gate over the moat is a symbol of Cuttack
Anand Bhawan Museum and Learning Centre
Odisha State Maritime Museum
Gorakabar Anglican Cemetery
Lalitgiri as a part of Pushpagiri Mahavihara
Anshupa Lake
Shahid Bhawan
Dhabaleshwar Temple
Gadagadiya Temple
Niali Madhab Temple
Akhsaya Mohanty's House
Inside Anand Bhavan
Excavations at Barabati Fort
Odisha Judicial Academy
Subhash Bose extreme right with his family in Cuttack (circa 1905)
Qadam Rasool
Freedom Fighters Memorial
Uttareshwar Temple
Utkal Sahitya Samaj
Vivekananda Ashram
Rath Yatra
Deojhar Falls
Lalitgiri Mahastupa
Toy boats afloat Mahanadi during Kartik purnima
Bania in Cuttack (circa 1873)
Akashvani Cuttack
Barabati Stadium Horse Gate
Ring Road
Paramhansanath Temple, Biribati
Netaji Auditorium at Ravenshaw Collegiate School
Madhusudan Das
Harekrushna Mahatab
Gopabandhu Das
ABIT Main Academic Complex
Board of Secondary Education Odisha

Historical and archaeological evidence suggests Cuttack becoming capital of a kingdom founded by Raja Anangabhimadeva III of Ganga dynasty in 1211 CE.

Sculpture of Chodaganga Deva at Chudangasahi, Puri

Anantavarman Chodaganga

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Gangesvara Anantavarman Chodaganga Deva ((r.

Gangesvara Anantavarman Chodaganga Deva ((r.

Sculpture of Chodaganga Deva at Chudangasahi, Puri
Present Jagannath temple in Puri built by Anantavarman Chodaganga.
Royal Procession of Chodaganga at Garedi Panchana Temple
Royal court scene of Chodaganga at Buddhanath Temple, Garedi Panchana

1077 – 1150)) was a ruler of the Eastern Ganga dynasty which ruled the southern part of Kalinga, India.