Historical Names of Odisha | Odisha General knowledge
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Historically, the names of Odisha have been named during the historical period: according to the Kalinga Puranas and the Mahabharata, it was named after Prince Kalinga, King of Bali and Queen Sudarshan.
|Utkala||According to Mahabharata Utkala was a part of Kalinga.|
|Mahakantara||This name was found during Gupta period.|
|Udra||It was the kingdom which included coastal region of Odisha.|
|Odra||This name was given after Odra tribe.|
|Oddiyana||This name was mentioned in Buddhist texts.|
|KamalaMandala||It was named for the region of Narla in Kalahandi.|
|South Kosala||It was named for the modern day Chhattisgarh andWestern parts of Odisha.|
|Kongoda||This name was found on a copper plate in Ganjam district.|
|Trikalinga||This name was found on copper plates in Sonepur.|
|Tosali||It was named for a city including a subdivision of Kalinga during the Asoka period|
|Odivissa||This name was referred in Buddhist texts for Odisha.|
|Jajnagar||This name was used for Odisha in some texts like Tarikh Nasiri, Tarikh|