Showing posts with label Dhenkanal District. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dhenkanal District. Show all posts

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Visit Kapilasa Mountain a Famous Siva Pitha and Tapobana a Pilgrimage of Mahima Dharma in Dhenkanal District of Orissa, India

Kapilash is famous for Siva Pitha and Tapoban menas Forest or Park for Yoga and Meditation, the birth place of Mahima Dharma, when Mahima Gosain reached Kapilash Siva Pitha and started Atma Yoga Tapo and could see Lord Mahima in 1862 and started Mahima Dharma.

The holly Mahima Ashram of Gosain is there now also for Saints of Mahima Dharma and also is being used as Bati Ghara. Every Year a Annual Function and Yatra is being performed there on 10th Day of Bright Half of Kartika month (Oct-Nov). Deep Forest High Mountains and Streams are all the composition of beautiies of Kapilash is attracting people to visit or to have a picnic with piligrim there.

Kapilash is situated in the north east corner of Dhenkanal town at a distance of 26 Km from the district head quarters. The temples are situated in height of about 2239 feet from the sea level. The temple is 60 feet in height. There are two approaches reach at 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.The temple has a wooden Jagamohana. Sri Ganesh, Kartikeya, Gangadevi, etc. Patita pavana Jaganath also remain in the temple as 'Parsa deva'. Lord Biswanath temple is also situated in Kapilas. According to some scholors this temple is older than the Chandrasekahr jew temple, hence it is known as 'Budha linga'. There are many legends about Kapilas pitha and its significance. History says it was the ashram of Kapila muni, to some scholars it is the second Kailash of Lord Siva. Dridhar swami who wrote commentary on Srimad Bhagavatham stayed there. There are some monasteries in the premises.

How to Reach: It will be about 100 KM from Bhubaneswar. Dhenkanal the District Head Quarter will be about 80 KM from Bhubaneswar and it is well connected with National High way and Indian Railways, you can find Taxi to visit Kapilash which will be about 26 KM from Dhenkanal. You can also visit Maha Binayak via Tangi and Chatia to Kapilash.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Visit Odisha visit Saptasajya a Bed of Seven Hills or Seven Beds of Lord Bhagawan near Dhenkanal ,Orissa, India


How to Reach: Saptasajya is in west-south direction of Dhenkanal Town of Orissa and it will be about 20 KM away. If you count from Bhubaneswar it is about 100 K.M. You may reach to the spot hiring a Car from Dhenkanal as Dhenkanal is well connected in road and rail and is situated on the National High Way which is connecting Bhubaneswar to Sambalapur.
Pick Time: December to February is Pick period for Picnicker. Unprecedented flow of people happens during that period.
Schools, Colleges especially engineering colleges from the state and outside of the state come to have a Picnic here.

Saptasajya means Sapta: Seven, Sajya : Bed, means Seven Beds of Bhagwan Bishnu, here the beauty and panoramic view or you may say lap of Nature composing of seven mountain beds including several cascading streams flowing from hill tops, cackle of birds and streams, healthy smell of earth with smell of flowers and buds of medicinal plant. Once you reached the Saptasajya Hill, you will be attracted to so many thing you never seen or never heard. You may trek the uphill across many small stream flowing down. One Temple of Lord Siva is there and you will not find any bazaar or market for getting your liking foods so you must be adjusted to available foods or snacks or you may take your prepared food or you may be prepared for a picnic there as most of visitors came here to have a picnic. You can find another small Shiv Ling near above to this temple, passing through lush green forest and bushes of wild flowers and an Ashram on the top where a Sadhu or Monk is dwelling and Practising dhyan . You will feel... So cool...thick forest all around...sound of the streams mixed with the chirping sound of Cuckoos. And the most beautiful part --- the Stream is flowing down to directly falling on the Shiv Linga, on the rock base and no temple is constructed there.
You will find the mouth of the stream coming out from below a rock Just 10 ft above the Siva Ling. A Folklore you may hear, there are some caves above this place of the mountain where only the priest of the Saptasajya can go as Shiv Bhagwan himself stays in those caves guarded by Tigers…Another is that Pandavas of Mahabharat had rested here for some time…when they were in Banabasa.
Enjoy your Leisure at SaptaSajya! Have a Picnic! Find a way to express your love to a beloved one with a Red Rose there!


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