kapilash

  • Kapilash
  • Kapilash
  • Kapilash
  • Kapilash
  • Kapilash
  

Kapilash temple is situated in the north east of Dhenkanal at a distance of 26 Km from Dhenkanal Palace. The temple is situated about 2239 feet from sea level. The temple is 60 feet in height, there are two approaches to the temple, one is climbing the 1352 steps and the other is ‘Barabanki’ or the 12 bend drive. Narasinghdeva-I constructed the temple for Sri Chandrasekhar in 1246 AD as indicated in the Kapilash temples inscription. Patita pavana Jagannath remains in the temple as ‘Parsva deva’. Lord Biswanath temple is also situated in Kapilash. According to some scholars this temple is older than the Chandrasekahr jew temple, hence it is known as ‘Budha linga’ .There are many legends about Kapilash pitha and its significance. History says it was the ashram of Kapila muni, to some scholars it is the second Kailash of Lord Siva. Sridhar Swami who wrote a commentary on Srimad Bhagavatha stayed there. Maha Sivaratri is the most important festival at Kapilash. A Deer Park, Science Park and elephant rescue center at the foothill are an added attraction.

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