Jatan Nagar – The Palace which vanishing with time

Many of dhenkanalian’s also never visited the Palace of dhenkanal king which is called Jatan Nagar. Day of day this hisorical building getting damage and losing its value. Neither we as dhenkanal people nor anyone from Govt taken care of this old palace.

This was built by a prince Narasingh Pratap Dev. He built it by forcing labourers. Now this building ruin and become one of the haunted palace in Odisha.

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Dhenkanal Haunted Palace

 

Maha Shivaratri Celebration at Deulasahi, Dhenkanal

Maha Shivaratri is a Hindu festival celebrated each year in honour of Lord Shiva. In Odisha it is celebrated in every year with lots of joyful manners. Specially, women completely fast in this occasion and visit temple to pray to Lord Shiva. Temple’s area are full of pilgrimages with their ‘Puja Thali and diya’. It’s really nice to see as a viewer. Let’s you can check Shiva Temple’s of Deulasahi, Dhenkanal, Maha Shivaratri celebration.

 

Nageswar Temple Deualasahi, Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal have many small temples but this is unique one which we love to visit. Best part is this situated on a triangle road, whether you go towards sankarpur or bhapur, this comes on a joint near deulasahi.

Best part is this Shiva Temple celebrate all major parba with properly and organized way. Shiva Ratri celebration is the best one after kapilash, devotees from all corner of our city come here for puja.

Nageswara Mandira

Nageswara Mandira

Anantashayana Vishnu, Saranga unknown to most of the tourist

Anantashayana Vishnu is located at a small place called Sarang in odisha and most of us do not know about it because of lack of information on it on web.

This wonder is not far from all of you, it is at 60 KM from Dhenkanal, and just situated at 7 KM from Talcher. You can take bus from most of the places to this place, even we have train communication to talcher.

Enjoy and share this to all your friend and relatives.

Anantashayana Vishnu

Anantashayana Vishnu, Saranga

Famous Tourism Places you can visit around Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal surrounded with many temples outside of it and they are not very far from the town. Here are the list of places which you can visit in your weekend.

  • Sai Ganesh
  • Balaram temple
  • Bramhanidevi
  • Budhi thakurani – by pass
  • Pachimeshwar
  • Kapilash
  • sai asharam
  • Joranda
  • saptasajya
  • Astasambhu
  • Ananta Sayana- talcher
  • Ramchandi – gudiakateni
  • Hingula
  • Bhimkand
  • Deulajhari
  • Naganatheswar temple:
  • Charchika
  • Deulajhari
Deulajhari temple

Deulajhari temple

The Kapilash experience

If you get kicks out of completing challenges that most people think you can never conquer, the Kapilash temple is the right place to go. Located around 40 kilometers from the quite village of Deulasahi in Dhenkanal, Kapilash is one the hottest tourism destinations in the state of Odisha.

At the entrance point of the temple complex you can barely understand the exact height of the hill on top of which the temple is located. Once inside, it’s a one kilometre walk to the foot of the hill from which the stairs to the temple start. A tiny yet squeaky clean temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess in cow form marks the beginning of your journey upwards. A number of visitors turn down the challenge and only pay their respects to the last couple of steps at the bottom.

There is also an alternative path to the temple going around the entire hill. This is a 4 kilometre journey that can be traversed by car. The journey through the forests and perpendicular to the base of the hill is the one most tourists and locals fear to take. It is the one containing 1500+ steps.

Highest temple in odisha

Stairs of kapilash temple

The right way to climb these stairs is to go slow and rest after every 150-200 steps for maximum 5 minutes. It is also advisable to wear light cotton clothes and carry glucose water that can provide the energy boosts required. Since most tourists prefer the location during winters, the Kapilash trek can treat your eyes to some of the most astounding sceneries you can imagine. An interesting aspect of the trek is that there are no recommended stops or spots from where the view of the other mountains is beautiful, it is rather a continuous process of discovery. In fact it is possible at Kapilash that you might have experienced a view that no other tourist ever has.

There are several stories of Kapilash in Indian mythology and when you walk up these dark stone steps through the dense forest cover you can only wonder how life was hundreds of years ago.

Watch this space for more stories on Kapilash and the beautiful Dhenkanal.

The magic of Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal is a quiet little town in the middle of nowhere, Odisha. Surrounded by little hills that are small enough to tempt you to climb them and large enough for you to spend hours staring at them, Dhenkanal has the charm of the medieval times. Interestingly however in a location where constructions are so far and few between, the region has excellent roads that ensures a constant tourist flow. There are several places to see around the region and one of the biggest highlights is the mysterious and famed Kapilash temple, located on the top of a hill that you have to climb more than 1500 steps to reach.

Visit dhenkanal

Beauty of dhenkanal

In spite of the sparse population and an extremely laid back nature to the district, Dhenkanal has some of the best colleges in Odisha and in fact, India. The IIMC (Indian Institute of Mass Communication) is one such example.

The right time to visit Dhenkanal is during the Laxmi Puja in October when the entire town comes alive. Unlike the carnival during Durga Puja in the neighbouring state of Bengal, Odisha has a much longer and sustained celebration during Laxmi Puja that goes on over two weeks. Families and communities come together to celebrate this event and you can understand the spirit of the festival weeks ahead when the frequency of guests coming over for chit chat increases.

Dhenkanal also boasts of an extended market place that sells everything one can imagine available in a metro. For people looking to collect authentic Odiya artefacts, sample the most genuine Odiya cuisine or experience the true culture of the state, Dhenkanal is the place to be.

Nature’s Beauty Dhenkanal District on Rainy Season

Dhenkanal District is full of hills and all roads passes through many trees. If you travel around the district in rainy season, you will be surprised to see the mountains and small hills touching clouds. This is not lesser than any hill station in our country.

Come Learn and Enjoy.

Beautiful hills of dhenkanal district

Beautiful hills of dhenkanal district

Thousand of devotees started their Journey to Lord Shiva Temples around Dhenkanal

Devotees from all over odisha and nearby states started visiting shiva temple to offer water to god. Bol bum celebrated from first monday of shrabana month. Devotees walk in barefoot carrying water which they offer lord shiva. Famous temples like Kapilash, Pachimeswar have the most number of traffic in this season.

 

Bol Bum Dhenkanal

Bol Bum devotees walking through Dhenkanal to reach kapilash

Temples around Dhenkanal Town

Dhenkanal Town have many small temples and places to visit. In Our District we have famous temples for God Shiva which attract thousands of tourist each year.

Some of temples are:

  1. Pachimeswar Temple
  2. Sanischar Mandir, Godidihi
  3. Sidha Ramachandi, Nadhara
  4. Goukanekeswar Mandir, Nadhara
  5. Baladevajeu Mandir (Deula Sahi)
  6. Kunjakanta Mandir (Kunjakanta)
  7. Sundarasuni Mandir (Bypass Chawk)
  8. Dakhinakali Mandir (Dakhinakali Road)
  9. Kapilash Temple
  10. Sita-ram Mandir, Saptasajya-Dhenkal
  11. Mahima Alekha Gadi, Joranda
  12. Shiva Mandir, Jeebankhol (Jharagadia )
  13. Sai Temple, Datatreya, Kapilas Road
  14. Matrupitha, Barada
  15. Parmeswar Temple (Hatura)
  16. Budheswar Temple,Bhuban
  17. Satsang Srimandir, Dhenkanal

 

Mandira in dhenkanal town

Pachimeswar Temple, Near Bhapur, Dhenkanal