The Moortidevi Award is an annual literary award in India presented by the Bharatiya Jnanpith organization for a work which emphasizes Indian philosophy and culture. The prize includes an amount of Rupees Four Lac, a plaque, a statue of Saraswati, and a shawl
Moortidevi Award is given annually in the Literature field. This award is instuted in 1944 by the Late Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain, founder of Bharatiya Jnanpith. Sahu Shanti Prasad Instituted this award in the memory of his mother. Moortidevi award given to those personalities who emphasizes Indian philosophy and culture. The prize includes an amount or Rupees Four Lac, a plaque, a statue of Saraswati and a shawl.
From Odisha till now only two persons have been awarded in this category
Dr. Pratibha Ray in the year 1991for her Novel Yajnaseni
Dr Haraprasad Das in the year 2012 for his poetries Bansha