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Ganjam district is a district in the Indian state of Orissa located on the border of Andhra Pradesh. Ganjam's total area is 8,070 km² (3,116 mi²). Its population is approximately 2,704,056.Ganjam is known for its beaches bordering the Bay of Bengal, the most famous ones being Gopalpur (a famous tourist destination) and Dhavaleshwar. The most populous city in Ganjam, Berhampur, is famous for silver filigree and silk sarees woven with gold and silver threads.

The district headquarters is Chhatrapur. Ganjam is divided into three subdivisions Chhatrapur, Berhampur, and Bhanjanagar. The Imperial Gazetteer of India 1908 lists Ganjam, along with the Thanjavur and South Canara districts, as the three districts of the Madras Presidency where Brahmins were most numerous.

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History

Undivided Ganjam district included present Gajapati district and also parts of Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh before 1950. In 1950, Srikakulam district was organised by separating Srikakulam and Tekkali areas from Ganjam district and Palakonda area from Visakhapatnam district. In 1992, Paralakhemundi, Kasinagar and Ramagiri Udayagiri areas were separated from Ganjam district and organised as Gajapati district. At first, Gopalpur-on-Sea has been headquarter of Ganjam district and later it Chhatrapur was made as head quarter.

Major Towns

Brahmapur, Hinjilicut, Chhatrapur,Aska, Jagannath Prasad,B.D.Pur(Sasan), Bellaguntha, Sorada, Buguda, Polasara, Kalamba, Kodala, Khalikote, Dharakote, Ganjam, Kabisuryanagar, Purusottampur, Bhanjanagar, Digapahandi, Kukudakhandi,Chikitigarh, Patrapur, Sanakhemundi, Sergarhmakarjhola,Rambha, keshpur

Eminent Personalities:Past

  • Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja
  • Kabisurya Baladev Rath
  • Biju Pattnaik
  • Sir Aneppu Parasuramdas Patro: Justice Party leader and Education Minister in the Raja of Panagal government who is remembered for bringing about Communal G. O. 613 which introduced caste-based communal reservations for the first time in British India.
  • V. V. Giri: former President of India
  • Laxman Nayak
  • Ranganath Dash
  • Chakara Bisoyi
  • Dohara Bisoyi
  • Narsena Naidu
  • Pratap Swain

Eminent Personalities:Present

  • Somanatha Rath, Politician
  • Chandra Sekhar Sahu,Politician
  • Hayagriba Tripathy, educationist, columnist, social reformer
  • Suresh Chandra Dash, educationist, columnist, social reformer
  • Padmasri Dr Ghanashyam Mishra, Ayurvidic Doctor
  • Kalyan Kumar Rath, BDO
  • Raja Madhusudan Deb, former zamindar of Tekkali and Athagarh, Advocate of Supreme Court
  • Ananta Kar educationist, columnist,Winner of state governer award, poet
  • Kishor Chandra Tripathy, life time member, The Samaja
  • Bikram Keshari Arukh, Law & Rural Development Minister.
  • Siddhanta Mohapatro, Film Actor, Politician

Places of interest

  • Mausimaa Temple
  • Odogaon Raghunath Temple
  • Ladoo Baba Temple
  • Bhetanai near Aska for the famous Black Bucks
  • Gopalpur on Sea
  • Maa Tara Tarini Temple
  • Dam near Bhanjanagar
  • Balunkeswar Temple, B.D Pur
  • Budhakhol near Buguda
  • Kalingaghat
  • Dhabaleswar Temple
  • Taptapani (hot spring)
  • Upendranagar (Kullada, Bagdevi Temple, Fort, Jagannath Temple)
  • Mahuri Kalua
  • Bhairavi Temple and Sonpur beach (15 km from temple)
  • Kanaka Durga Thakurani Temple at Kodola Athagarh.
  • Sri Jagannath Temple at Dharakote
  • Maa Mahamayee Thakurani Temple at (Kabisurya Nagar)


ORISSA'S FIRST THE DIVINE LIFE SOCIETY (estd 1950) IN FRONT OF SHRI RAGHUNATH TEMPLE. MAIN ROAD BHANJANAGAR GANJAM.

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Coordinates: 19°30′N 84°30′E / 19.5°N 84.5°E / 19.5; 84.5

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Ganjam District is a district in the Indian state of Orissa located on the border of Andhra Pradesh. Ganjam's total area is 8,070 km² (3,116 mi²). Its population is approximately 2,704,056.Ganjam is known for its beaches bordering the Indian Ocean, the most famous ones being Gopalpur (a famous tourist destination) and Dhavaleshwar. The most populous city in Ganjam, Berhampur, is famous for silver filigree and silk sarees woven with gold and silver threads.

The district headquarters is Chhatrapur. Ganjam is divided into three subdivisions Chhatrapur, Berhampur, and Bhanjanagar.

Contents

Major Towns/villages

Berhampur, Bhanjanagar, Chhatrapur,Aska, Jagannath Prasad, Bellaguntha, Sorada, Buguda, Polasara, Kodala, Khalikote, Dharakot, Kabisuryanagar, Purusottampur, Hinjilikatu, Digapahandi, Kukudakhandi, Chikitigarh, Patrapur, Sanakhemundi, Sergarh, Kullada, Nettenga

Eminent Personalities:Past

  • Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja
  • Kabisurya Baladev Rath
  • VV Giri
  • Laxman Nayak
  • Ranganath Dash
  • Justice Lingaraj Panigrahi.

Eminent Personalities:Present

  • Somanatha Rath, Politician
  • Hayagriba Tripathy, educationist, columnist, social reformer
  • Padmasri Dr Ghanashyam Mishra, Ayurvidic Doctor
  • Kalyan Kumar Rath, BDO
  • Shri Dukhishyam Choudhary, teacher, founder, recipent of Binak Acharya Award
  • Raja Madhusudan Deb, Advocate Supreme Court, Former Raja of Tekkali and Athgarh, founder of Ganjam Law College.

Places of Interest

  • Mausimaa Temple
  • Bhetanai near Aska for the famous Black Bucks
  • Gopalpur on Sea
  • Taratarini Temple
  • Dam near Bhanjanagar
  • Budhakhol near Buguda
  • Kalingaghat
  • Dhabaleswar Temple
  • Taptapani (hot spring)
  • Upendranagar (Kullada, Bagdevi Temple, Fort, Jagannath Temple)
  • Mahuri Kalua
  • Bhairavi Temple and Sonpur beach (15 km from temple)
  • Kanaka Durga Thakurani Temple in Kodola Athagarh fort.

ORISSA'S FIRST THE DIVINE LIFE SOCIETY(estd 1950) INFRONT OF SHRI RAGHUNATH TEMPLE. MAIN ROAD BHANJANAGAR GANJAM.

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CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 19°30′N, 84°30′ELatitude: 19°30′0″N
Longitude: 84°30′0″E


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