Orissa, also known as Odisha, is a state of India, located on the East coast of India,
by the Bay of Bengal. It is the modern name of the ancient nation of Kalinga. Cuttack is
the former capital and the commercial capital of the state of Odisha. The name of the
city is an anglicized form of Kataka that literally means The Fort, a reference to the
ancient Barabati Fort around which the city developed.