When Bahubali released people came to know about the kingdom called ‘Mahishmati’ & many thought that it’s an imaginary work of the makers.
But very few know that Mahishmati Kingdom is an actual ancient city[located in present-day Madhya Pradesh] & the story of 2015 film Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali: The Conclusion is set in a fictional kingdom that shares the same name as the ancient Mahishmati kingdom.
“The huge kingdom and unimaginable palace with the magical touch and designs that has been showcased in the movie has forced us to believe that this is a real story from the history. And we would have never thought we will be able to see the similar kind of picture of Kalinga.”
But now after seeing this extremely exceptional and truly amazing painting which looks just like Mahismati Kingdom or better than that; we’ve started imagining ‘What Will Happen If Odisha Will Become Kalinga Again & This Will Be The View Of The Realm!’
Just look at the perfection that has been imagined by famous artist Bijay Biswal who probably dreamed of a large Kalinga kingdom with markets, palaces, forts and temples & the Kalinga Kingdom Station near Konark & Puri. Bijay Biswal who works for Indian Railway got appreciated by PM Modi himself for his work, considering painting as his religion, his works are regularly selected in national level art contests and won many awards.
Mahishmati appears to have been a flourishing city in as late as the 13th century as Kalinga which has been mentioned in Mahabharat and also one of the the greatest empire of all time. Now one thing is sure! After seeing closely every angle of this picture, we all want to become a time traveler and get back to ancient times.