Culture & Heritage

Dadhibaman Nuapada

Dadhibaman

What we have to recall today, in the 70th year of independence, is not the prevailing penury and privation, but the glitter of a glorious cultural past, Goddess Samaleswari was the presiding deity of Chouhan kings who ruled Khariar. This deity was also a “Shakti Pitha” in Sambalpur which was also the domain of Chouhan Kings Khariar, an important centre of the District was not only the seat of Chohan Kings, but was a flourishing cultural and literary centre. Bhakta Kabi Chaitanya Dash created a name in the Early Century by his sustained literary activities. Later, Raja Brajraj Singh appeared on the horizon as a great literature.

The 9th-10th Century A.D. Temple of DADHIBAMAN in Khariar is a symbol of Dadhibaman Cult. Considering its archaeological importance, this temple has been declared as State Protected Monument. In view of its rich Historical Antiquity, it is imperative that Dadhibaman Temple is properly maintained and preserved for posterity. Mention could also be made of a STEPWELL (BAWLI) within the campus of Present Khariar College.

The 9th-10th Century A.D. Temple of DADHIBAMAN in Khariar is a symbol of Dadhibaman Cult. Considering its archaeological importance, this temple has been declared as State Protected Monument. In view of its rich Historical Antiquity, it is imperative that Dadhibaman Temple is properly maintained and preserved for posterity. Mention could also be made of a STEPWELL (BAWLI) within the campus of Present Khariar College.

Administered by Raipur District under C.P Berar & Nagpur presidency , west Indian culture Ganesh festival is popularly celebrated for more than a week. A few Muslim, Christian and Sikh families are inhabitants of Nuapada District which symbolises cultural harmony andNational integration. That is why the pioneer educational institutions here are named as National High School and Natioanal College.

Raj Khariar, as a cultural hub has been commendably making efforts to promote Oriya and Kosli language including culture since the time of feudal rule. Austric languages like Bhunjia and Paharia have maintained their identity as a result of seclusion from the mainstream.On the whole Oriya and all its dialects along with Kosli and its variants are spoken in Nuapada District.