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Bhubaneswar is the capital of the state of Orissa (ancient Kalinga). The city is a properly planned city with wide roads and many gardens and plantations. It is sometimes called the Temple City because of the its over 600 17th and 18th century temples that can be found throughout the city. To the east are the famous Sun temple of Konark and the Jagannath temple of Puri. The Lingaraj temple of old Bhubaneswar, built in the 11th century, is another temple noted for its ancient history. The Khandagiri and Dhauligiri, situated on the outskirts of the city, carry monuments of inhabitions of buddhist monks in the time of King Ashoka. Another such monument is the Shantistupa , which was built by Ashoka as a symbol of peace after he regretted his attack on Kalinga (the old empire of Orissa).
The 2nd century capital of the Kalinga Kingdom is said to be the fortified city of Sisupalgarh, near modern Bhubaneshwar, of which only ruins remain.
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