Odisha (formerly Orissa), a state in eastern India on the Bay of Bengal, is known for its tribal cultures and numerous ancient Hindu temples. Bhubaneswar, the state capital, is home to hundreds of temples, including the intricately carved Mukteshvara. The 11th-century Lingaraj Temple complex is built around the sacred Bindusagar Lake. The Odisha State Museum is dedicated to the history and environment of the state.

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