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Jajpur District :: Introduction

           Jajpur is a historic place of pilgrimage is located at a distance of 92Kms from Cuttack. Once upon a time Jajpur was the capital of Kalinga kingdom and had achieved the pinnacle of glory in archeological excellence. Jajpur is honoured for its natural resources, mines and industries. Situated on the bank of river Baitarani it has the sacred shrine of Goddess Biraja (Durga), Sveta Baraha (incarnation of Lord Vishnu as the white boar), Sapta Matruka and a host of other shrines. It is famous for Saktipitha of Goddess Biraja.

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Ashokajhar, Chandikhol, Chhatia, Gokarnika, Kuransa, Mahavinayak, Patharajpur, Ratnagiri, Udaygiri, Satyapira, Singhapur, Vyas Sarobar and Baruneswar Pitha are some of the visiting places of this district.

Important Places

Chhatia : Situated at a distance of 25kms from Cuttack, Chhatia is famous for Lord Jagannath Temple.

Chandikhol : Chandikhol, which is at a distance of 40kms from Cuttack, is an attractive picnic spot with natural springs and sceneries.

Mahabinayak : At a distance of 2 kms from Chandikhol to the west, is situated the Mahabinayak. The Tourists can enjoy its natural surroundings and the temples of Lord Binayak.

Lalitgiri, Ratnagiri & Udayagiri : The three Boudh Vihars are at a distance of 70kms from Cuttack. The famous Buddhist Complex is said to be ancient seat of Puspagiri, the buddhist university of 7th century A.D. Recently a statue of emperor Ashok is being discovered form Langudi hill.

General Information About Jajpur District

Area

2,888 Sq.Km.

Forest

202.44Sq.Kms.
Population 16,22,868 Literacy Rate 72.19%
Head quarter Jajpur Vidhansabha seats 7
Sub division 1 Villages 1,781
Blocks 9 Grama panchayat 242
Municipality 2 Towns 2
N.A.C 1 Rainfall 1771.8mm(Avg)
Tahasils 6 . .

 

Blocks Tahasils Subdivisions
1. Sukinda
2. Dangadi
3. Korai
4. Rasulpur
5. Dharmasala
6. Dasarathpur
7. Bari
8. Jajpur sadar
9. Binjarhapur.
1. Jajpur
2. Binjharpur
3. Sukinda
1. Jajpur

Road map of Jajpur District

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