Bhubaneshwar is the capital city of the Indian state of Orissa. It is the largest city in Orissa. Bhubaneswar means "lord of the world". Many temples are present in this city. So, it is also called as "Temple city of India". It is a religious centre in Orissa from the Middle Ages. It is a planned city of modern India.
In 1948, Bhubaneshwar became political capital of Orissa. Before this, it was Cuttack. Bhubaneshwar and Cuttack are together called as "twin-cities" of Orissa.
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