Kapilash

Kapilash temple is situated in the north east corner of Dhenkanal town at a distance of 26 Km from the district head quarters. The temples is situated in about 2239 feet from the sea level. The temple is 60 feet in height .There are two approaches for the temple. One is through climbing 1352 steps and the other is ‘Barabanki’ or the travel twisting way. Narasinghdeva-I constructed the temple for Sri Chandrasekhar in 1246AD indicated in the Kapilash temples inscription .In the left side ‘Payamrutakunda’ and in the right side ‘Marichikunda’ exists. The temple has a wooden Jagamohana. Sri Ganesh, Kartikeya, Gangadevietc are found in the temple. PatitapavanaJagannath also remain in the temple as ‘Parsva deva’. Lord Biswanath temple is also situated in Kapilash.

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