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Daya River in Puri is famous due to bloodiest wars being fought here. Emperor Ashok was horrified... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2018
Sacred river of Orissa

Daya river is not a sacred river of Orissa, but it is also a historical river of India. Beside this... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018

This river have its historical importance. Kalinga war taken place near to this river. This is also known as bloody river.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 28, 2018

Daya River in Puri is famous due to bloodiest wars being fought here. Emperor Ashok was horrified by seeing the blood flowing down the river after Kalinga War and became a disciple of Buddha.This river ultimately drains into the Chilika Lake. A great view of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

While travelling around Puri or Bhubaneshwar you will have to cross the river Daya several times and you will get to hear stories about Ashoka's war with Kalinga on its banks and the water of the river turning red. However, the river is not a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed May 27, 2018

Daya river is not a sacred river of Orissa, but it is also a historical river of India. Beside this river the famous battle of King Ashoka and Kalinga was fought. The war pagoda was built which was later called shanti stupa

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

This river is near passes via important land marks.However it is very poorly managed and not worth wasting time.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed January 2, 2018

During our stay at Bhubaneswar, we passed through Daya River, enroute to Dhauli Hills. Daya River is a branch of Kuakhai River starting at Saradeipur which joins with Malaguni River and finally flows into Chilika Lake on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar. This 37 km long...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed December 17, 2017

Legend goes that the Kalinga War between Ashoka the Great and Kalinga was fought on the banks of river Daya (meaning Kindness). The river had turned red. Ashoka was aggrieved at scale of violence. Though he own the war but lost the heart turning towards...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Great Kalinga war was held near the Daya River, and it's water became read with blood of dead soldiers. Seeing this Ashoka realized the horror and devastation of war, and turned to Dharmasoke from Chandashoke. Famous Dhauli hills are located on the banks of the Daya...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed April 6, 2017

This river has story of King Ashoka made decision after Kalinga fight , Not to fight any more in life. Giving Daya to all Human & Living being on planet.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed March 16, 2017

Dhauli Hills and the Banks of daya River is where the (In) famous Kalinga war between King Ashoka (of Mourya Dynasty) and the kailnga kingdom was fought..Kalinga lost the war and over one hundred thousand lives were lost. The entire daya river turned red with...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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