Padmashree Paramananda Acharya, a passionate archeologist was the first Indian scholar who brought Odisha into the pre-historic archaeological map of the world through his in depth study of tech culture of Mayurbhanj.
He has earned accolades for his works of restoration and reconstruction of the temples at Khiching (Mayurbhanj, Odisha), specifically the Chandra Sekhar temple, which was dismantled and restored from bottom to the top.
He has shown interest also to find out the socio-cultural history of the Odia people.
Paramananda was a great organizer of Museums. He developed the Odisha State Museum at Bhubaneswar from its infant state.