Classical Odia

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Odia is an ancient language with a great heritage of more than two thousand years. A huge amount of knowledge is preserved in oral as well as written forms in different subjects. Beginning from a number of inscriptions, a large number of palm leaf manuscripts and printed books and journals it preserved many valuable documents. The subject areas include Mythology, Anthropology, History, Culture, Temple Architecture, Astronomy, Ayurveda, Agriculture, Lexicography and Classical Kavya literature. Materials on all these areas will be preserved in this collection for use by the public. One can search any kind of knowledge in Odia language in this portal. This will be accessible to all sections of people. This portal will offer open knowledge for all educational purposes.

This portal will provide knowledge from all available sources and further will try to create knowledge in specific fields. The Centre of Excellence for Studies in Classical Odia with the help of CIIL will try to make this portal unique in its knowledge repository.

We hope and expect that more people will utilise this digital platform for wider dissemination of our classical heritage through our mother tongue. This will fulfil the prime objective of NEP.


This collection offers open knowledge under fair usage clauses of The Copyright (Amendment) Act, 2012, for educational purposes. Copyright of the materials available here lies with the original holders.