About Cuttack

Cuttack is the former capital and the second largest city in the state of Odisha, India. It is an important city and District headquarters. The Cuttack is the Judicial as well as commercial capital of Odisha. There are very large number of trading and business houses in and around the city. The word Cuttack derives its name from the anglicized sanskrit word Kataka, which has two meanings-one being military camp and the other being the seat of government, protected by the army. Literally, it also means the fort, which is referring to the ancient Barabati Fort. It is also famous for Mata Katak Chandi Temple, Paramahansa Nath Temple, Daatan Sahib Gurdwara, Jama Masjid. Famous festival celebrations Dussehra, Kali Puja, Bali Yatra etc. There are some of the prominent personalities has taken birth in this city - Netaji Subash Chandra Bose, Utkal Gourav Madhusudan Das, Karma Veera Gouri Shankar Ray, Dr. Radhanath Rath, Dr. Harekrushna Mahatab, Biju Patnaik, Pyarimohan Acharya.

It has number of pioneer research institutes and technical institutes functioning here like- Secondary Board High School, Ravenshaw University, SCB Medical College, Madhusudan Law, Bhubanananda Odisha School of Engineering (BOSE), IPSAR, Institute of Textile Technology (ITT), National Law University (NLU) etc. Central Rice Research Institute (CRRI), National Institute of Rehabilitation and Training (NIRTAR), Regional Spinal Injury Centre (RSIC) and Acharya Harihar Regional Cancer Research Centre (AHRCRC). Among other industries, in the District has a rich tradition of handicraft and cottage industries. The District is famous for its silver filigree works. Horn works, Patta Chitra, Dokra Casting, Terra Cota, Wood Carving, Art Leather and Brass/Bell Metal works are also quite evolved here.

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  • Maa Kataka Chandi Temple
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  • Paramahansa Nath Temple
  • Daatan Sahib Gurdwara
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  • Dhabaleswar Temple
  • Maa Charchika Temple











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