Rayagada (Odi)

Odi: ରାୟଗଡ଼ rāẏagaṛa ‘King’s Fort’  Town/District, Odisha  From Odi:  raya, ‘king’; and Hin/Odi: gaṛh, gardha, gada, ‘fort’. Rayagada has an ancient history captured in rock inscriptions, and on copper plates and coins. In the 3rdC BCE it was part of the Kalinga...