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INFORMATION ABOUT SAMBALPUR
Sambalpur is a city in the western portion of India's Orissa state. It is the headquarters of Sambalpur District. Sambalpur derives its name from Goddess Samleswari who is regarded as the reigning deity of the region.
Sambalpur lies 321 km from Bhubaneswar, and is an ancient centre for the diamond trade. is famous for its internationally renowned textiles locally known as bandha - english- tie & die akin to the (ikat) style of weaving of the malaya peninsula , rich tribal heritage and fabulous forestlands. Sambalpur is easily accessible by rail and road. Sambalpuri - a variation of the Oriya language is the the native language of Sambalpur.
Sambalpur is mentioned in the book of Ptolemy (2nd century) as Sambalaka on the river Manada (the Mahanadi River).
Sambalpur was a former princely state of British India. When its ruler died without a direct male heir in 1849, the British seized the state under the doctrine of lapse. It was attached to the British Bengal Presidency, but was transferred to the Central Provinces in 1862. The district was transferred back to Bengal in 1905, but the subdivisions of Phuljhar and Chandarpur-Padampur remained with the Central Provinces. Bengal's Orissa division became part of the new province of Bihar and Orissa in 1912, and in 1936 became the separate province of Orissa. After Indian Independence in 1947, Orissa became an Indian state.
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