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Last but not the least, it’s a historically significant place; a place that was once the capital of Orissa. Many battles were fought here including the last battle in Orissa that established the Muslim rule. It was in this battle in Gohira Tikiri, a place 5 kms away from Jajpur that the last reigning king of Orissa, Mukundadev was killed. The period that followed was mass destruction of sculptures and structures in Jajpur by the marauding Muslim army under their ferocious general “Kala Pahad”. However what has survived that holocaust is enough to recount the glory of a place that was once the epicenter of religion and culture in the state of Orissa.

 

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