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Kapilas

Kapilas
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The loftiest peak of Kapilas range enshrines the temple of Lord Shiva, i.e. Chandrasekhar, at a height of about 457 meters. The place is identified with Kailash, the legendary abode of Lord Shiva. A flight of 1,351 steps and a ghat road leads to the temple. Thousands of devout souls throng to Kapilas on Mahasivaratri, the night consecrated to Lord Shiva, in the month of February-March. The hill has several caves and as well as the ruins of a mediaeval fort which are regularly visited by pilgrims. Some of the caves are associated with the Pauranic episodes that have great appeal to the visitors. The great name of Shridhar Swami, the celebrated commentator of the Bhagabat and Mahima Gosain and the founder of Mahima Cult, is historically associated with Kapilas. Besides, the Deer Park and Science Park are two other added attractions of this place that lures the visitors.

District Headquarter : Dhenkanal
State Capital : Bhubaneswar
Nearest Railway Station : Dhenkanal railway Station
Nearest Airport : Bhubaneswar Airport
How to Reach :  
By road, Kapilas is 26 km from Dhenkanal, which is also the nearest railway station. Bhubaneswar is the nearest airport.
Best Time : Round the year
Contact Person : Dist Tourist Officer (Dhenkanal)
Contact Person Phone : 06762221031
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Web Address of the Place: http://dhenkanal.nic.in/kapilas/kapilas.htm
Last updated on: 12-11-2013
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