Vedavyas Temple

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Vedvyas Smasan Ghat, Vedvyas. 0.1 km; Triveni of Sankha, Koel & Saraswati, Vedvyas, Rourkela 0.1 km; Vedvyas Fair Fild of Shivratri.

The name coined after the great sage Vyashadeva who wrote the great epic Mahabharat. It is situated 13 km away from Rourkela Railway Station and Rourkela New Bus Stand. The place has of immense importance because it is situated in the side of confluence of three rivers Sankha, Koel and underground Saraswati with the creation of Brahmani River. The name Brahmani coined after the great sage and Brahman Vyasha Dev. A cave that existed in the riverbank hill which still exists called as Vyasha cave. It is believed the sage Vyasha Deva was living in the said cave and wrote the great epic Mahabharat. Due to soil erosion the said cave is now inaccessible. It also believed that an underground tunnel was there between the river and cave by which the sage used to worship the god without the knowledge of general public.

The place Vedavyas is also having number of temples dedicated to different gods. Near the river bank a Sankirtan mandap is there where round the clock Sankirtan is going on for last 13 years.

The Vedavyas Trust Board is managing the pilgrimage. Thousand of pilgrims come to this holy place every day to solemnize marriages, thread ceremony, and other rituals as well as for general visit. Almost every day death rituals (cremation) are also performed near the river bank. An Electric Chullah is also established by Government of Orissa which is yet to be fully operational.

This place has also importance particularly at the time of Sivaratri.


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