Samanta Chandrashekhar

Pathani Samanta

Pathani Samanta (/pəthɑːnɪ sɑːməntə/; Odia: ପଠାଣି ସାମନ୍ତ born Samanta Chandra Sekhar Harichandan Mahapatra; 13 December 1835 – 11 June 1904) was an Indian astrologer and scholar who measured the distance from earth with a bamboo pipe and many other traditional instruments that he built. This earned him the “Mahamahopadhyaya” award in 1893. His observations, research and calculations were compiled into a book “Siddhanta Darpana” which has verses written in Sanskrit in Odia script.


ROOTS OF ODISHA FOUNDATION aims to harness the creative potentials of diverse range of people within Odisha and diaspora towards the growth and inclusive development of Odisha.


    To connect to all its roots and create a pillar force for the cause and concerns of Odisha and provide solutions for bringing rapid development

    To work upon the capacity building of people starting from most marginalised section in the areas of
    Education, Healthcare, Arts, culture.

    To Work in promoting the tourism, art, culture and heritage

    To create a knowledge network among Odia and Odia diasporas which will help in providing fresh perspective to Odisha’s development

    To engage the Odia knowledge network and harness their potential at various levels
    To Work for protecting the Nature and environment and make Odisha a Green State by 2035 and creating a path for sustainable development

    To work in promoting skill based education, healthcare women empowerment.