Dhenkanal is a city and a municipality in Dhenkanal district in the state of Odisha, India.
The majority of this district is covered with dense forest and a long range of hills, which are home to elephants and tigers. Primarily agricultural, the principal forest products of the district are timber, bamboo, firewood and kendu leaf, and medicinal herbs and plants.
The District is the centre of a religious movement called "Mahima Dharma" that has spread throughout India and far east countries since the nineteenth century. The Jagar Jatra (Maha Shivaratri) is a famous festival celebrated here in the winter season.
Places to Visit in Dhenkanal
The Temple at Kapilash known as the Chandrashekhar Temple is situated in the north-eastern part of Dhenkanal town, Orissa, India at a distance of 26 km from the district headquarters.
Sri Ganesh, Kartikeya, Gangadevi, etc. are found in the temple. Patita Pavana Jagannath is installed in the temple as the Parsa Deva. Lord Vishwanath temple is also situated in Kapilash.
Saptasajya is a popular tourist hub for offbeat genre crowd who want to relax and move away from busy life. It is advised in most tourism sites that a daily excursion to the village from nearby tourism hub Dhenkanal is the best option. There are no hotels or suitable urban accommodation provision noted in the village.
The reserve forest boasts of rich flora and fauna and is a good retreat from busy urban life. The nearest airport is Biju Patnaik Airport at Bhubaneswar. The nearest bus and railway station are at Dhenkanal.
This temple belongs to Sri Naganatheswar Shiva, situated at village Nagena about 20 km from Dhenkanal. It is the most ancient Siva temple and was constructed during the region of the Keshari dynasty.
Kualo or Karmula was the ancient capital of Dhenkanal. Kualo is in north of Dhenkanal town, 32 km on the right side of river Brahmani. The kingdom was ruled by the Shulki kings who held Stambha epithets and were the fiduciaries of the Bahmukar kings. Their primary deity was Lord Shiva. Hence we see eight Shiva temples at Kualo known as Ashta Sambhu. These eight Shiva lingas are known as – Kanakeswar, Swapneswar, Aisneswar, Kapileswar, Baidyanatheswar, Baneswar and Lokanatheswar.
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