Odisha hazy past focuses with the war of Kalinga in which the people of Kalinga come into a head-on collision with Ashoka, the powerful Mauryan emperor from Magadha. A hundred thousand were killed… Read More
Early in the 2nd Century AD Kalinga is occupied by the Satavahana King Gautamiputra Satakarni from the west (Nasik), and continues to remain under the Satavahanas probably up to the rule of… Read More
Soon after the invasion of Samudragupta to new ruling power called Marathas raises its hand (from modern Parlakhemundi) and continues to rule over Kalinga till 498 AD. Kalinga under the Marathas… Read More
After the death of Yajansri Satakami (202 AD), the history of Kalinga sinks into obscurity. Some minor dynasties like the Kusanas of North India. The foreign Indo- Scythian Murundas, and… Read More
Ashoka dies. The Mauryan empire lasts up to 185 BC.
The third Chedi king Kharavela comes to power, and conducts extensive military campaigns. The greatness of his power is felt from the eastern coast to western coast of India and from Mathura in… Read More
The reign of first group of the eastern Gangas begins.
Samudragupta of Magadha sets out on his campaign of the south and conquers parts of Kalinga. The claims of Samudragupta regarding his South Indian conquests are subject to doubt.Brahminism starts… Read More
A new dynasty called Sailodbhava raises its hand in the coastal region of Odisha extending from Mahanadi in t he North to the Mahedragiri in the South.It is during the region of the Saillodhavas… Read More