History of Cuttack

History of Cuttack helps us to know more about the cultural heritage of the city. Cuttack, the capital of Orissa, is one of the ancient cities of India. According to the History of Cuttack, the city was built in 989 AD as a military cantonment by king Nrupa. According to Stirling, an eminent historian, the city gained prominence in the socio-political scenario of India in the 12th century.

Cuttack became the capital of the Ganga Dynasty in the 12th century. According to 'The Madalapanji', a chronicle of Lord Jagannath Temple, the kingdom of the Ganga stretched from Godavari River in the south and from River Ganges in the northern part of India. The city is said to have been prosperous till it was captured by Firoz Shah Tughluq. Under Firoz Shah Tughlaq (during the 14th century), the city witnessed a brief period of unrest, which was marked by vandalism, destruction and looting.

Furthermore, it is said that the Hindu kingdom in Cuttack came to an end with the death of Mukunda Deva. He was the last Hindu king who ruled the city of Cuttack. According to the archaeological evidences of Cuttack, the territory of Cuttack passed under the Muslims and subsequently the Mughals.

Last Updated on 30 August 2012



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