Asika Orissa

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Location of Asika on Map of Ganjam District

Asika (also known as Aska) is a town in Ganjam district in Orissa, India.


Its geographical coordinates are 19° 36' 0" North, 84° 39' 0" East and its original name (with diacritics) is Āsika. It is at a distance of 81 km from Kalinga in its south-east direction.


Hathigumpha inscription mentions Asikanagara in Line-4 - कारयति पनतिसाहि सतसहसेहि पकतियो च रंजयति [।।] दुतिये च वसे अचितयिता सातकनिं पछिमदिसं हय गज नर रध बहुलं दंडं पठापयति [।।] कन्हवेंणां गताय च सेनाय वितासिति असिक नगरं [।।] ततिये पुन वसे

Line 4-5 - In the second year, without caring for Sātakarnī [His Majesty] sent to the west a large army consisting of horse, elephant, infantry and chariot, and struck terror to Asikanagara with that troop that marched upto the river Kanhavemnā

Notable persons

External links

Asika on Map

See also


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