Bhoi Dynasty ruled over Orissa during the 16th century. This dynasty was founded by Govind Bidyadhar. He established his authority over the throne by killing Kalua Deva and Kakharua Deva, the last rulers belonging to the Suryavamsi Dynasty.
Govind Bidyadhar’s ruled the kingdom till 1549 and was succeeded by Chakrapratap, his son. Chakrapratap was killed by his son Narsinghajena, causing instability in the ruling family. The throne was captured by Mukunda Deva of the Chalukya Dynasty in 1559, bringing an end to the short reign of the Bhoi dynasty.
The reign of the Bhoi dynasty saw the construction of several temples dedicated to Lord Jagannath.
Updated on 18th November, 2019
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