The history of Bargarh reflects the art and architecture of the Chauhan dynasty in Odisha. It got medieval history from the kilo built by the Chauhan dynasty. It is believed from an 11th century AD inscriptions that the original name of this place was Bahgar Kota. Chauhan Raja Bal Ramdev of Sambalpur district ruled this province named Bargarh. The walls of the old fort can be seen from the Jeera river, towards the plane of Ambapali. The last Chauhan king gave this place in Maufi Free Hall, son of Narayana Das Balochi Das, who was killed in action by the Gonds. Another part of the district called Borsambar was formerly the headquarters of the Zamidari which spread over an area of 2178 square kilometers Its history suggests that Buddhism had a role in defining people s lifestyles for a short period of time.
There are many historical places and monuments in Bargarh district which narrate historical events of the district. There aretempleslike Narasimhanath and Asatasambhu which have got the historical influence of the rulers in the district.
The city is also known for the legendary Veer Surendra Sai who led his war against the British from Deogarh which is a peak on the twelve mountain range!
She is one of the freedom fighters who participated in the freedom struggle for freedom after Mahatma Gandhi s call for QuitIndiawhen she was at the forefront of the movement.
Padma Shri Kritha Acharya
Padmashri Kritarth Acharya played a leading role in making Sambalpuri design fabric based on tie and dye method inside and outside the country, who have endeavored to make Sambalpuri clothing a luxurious and elegant style in the country and abroad.