Among all the Shiva pithas in Odisha, Kapilas temple has its own importance. This has also developed as a more popular tourist location over the time. People in this state also use to call this as the 2nd Kailash on earth. From the sea level, this place is located at a height of 2239 feet. There are 1352 steps that you need to cover in order to reach for this temple while walking. And by road, you need to cover 12 sharp turns while climbing the Kapilas Mountain by bus or car. These turns are famous as Bara Bankas. During 1246 Ad this temple was built. Raja Narasinghadeva – I built this temple.
At the right and left side of the main Kapilas temple, Marichi Kunda as well as Payamruta Kunda is located. The prime shrine at this temple is the Shiva Linga. Apart from this, there are other Goddess and Gods sculptures located here among which Kartikeya, Ganesha, and Gangadevi are the prime ones. Kapilas is also the place where you can find Vishwanath temple, Jagannath temple as well as Parsva Devi temple. Kapilas is the home for several festivals. However, the Maha Shivaratri festival is considered as the prime one among them.
During this festival, people from across India and Odisha used to come here. At the north eastern corner of the Dhenkanal town, the Kapilas temple is located. From the main town it is located at a distance of 26 km. there are many legends associated with the Kapilas pitha. Due to this reason, such pitha is having its own significance. There is also a stream flowing from the Kapilas Mountain that can make you feel refreshed. Sita Entudisala is also located above the Kapilas temple. After reaching this temple, you have to climb high on the mountain to reach for this place.
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