Kapilash Temple

Kapilash Temple is also known as Chandrasekhar Temple. This is located in the northeast part of the Dhenkanal District, Odisha, India at a distance of 26 km from the district headquarters.

This temple is situated at an altitude of about 2239 feet above sea level. The main pillar of the temple is 60 feet long. There are two paths to the temple. One is 1352 stairs are climbing and the other is traveling by a path passing or winding across from Barabanki. Narasinghdev I, the lord of the Ganga administration, fabricated a sanctuary for Shri Chandrasekhar in 1246 CE as demonstrated in the kapilash sanctuary engraving. The Payamrta tank (Payamrta Kunda) on the left of the temple and on the right is the Marichi tank (Mirichi Kunda). There is a wooden Jagmohan in the temple. In the temple, there is shri Ganesh and Kartikeya and Ganga goddess, etc. The Patiata Pavana wind Jagannath has been installed in the temple as the Paraasa Deva. God Biswanath temple is also located in the Kapilash. According to some scholars, this temple is older than the Chandrashekhar temple that is why it is called the Buddhist Linga. Kapilash has many legends and significance. For some scholars, this tradition is the hermitage of Kapila and Kapilash is the second Kailas of Lord Shiva.

In November 2015, three ancient idols were stolen from the temple premises. The three precious idols were stolen from the famous temple entrance; they were idols of Lord Ganesha, Goddess Durga, and Goddess Bhairavi.

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