Odisha (ଓଡିଶା), a set on Flickr.
Odisha (Oriya: ଓଡିଶା), previously known as Orissa (Oriya: ଓଡି଼ଶା), is a state of India, located on the east coast of India, by the Bay of Bengal. It is the modern name of the ancient nation of Kalinga, which was invaded by the Maurya Emperor Ashoka in 261 BC. The modern state of Odisha was established on 1 April 1936 at Kanika Palace, Cuttack, as a province in India.] 1 April is therefore celebrated as Utkal Divas (Odisha Day).