Kapilash Dhenk

Kapilash -Dhenk
Kapilash temple is situated in the north east corner of Dhenkanal town at a distance of 26 Km from the district head quarters. The temple is situated at about 2239 feet from the sea level. The temple is 60 feet in height .There are two approaches for the temple. One is through climbing 1352 steps and the other is ‘Barabanki’ or the travel twisting way.

Kapilash -Dhenk

King Narasinghdeva-I constructed the temple for Sri Chandrasekhar (Lord Shiva) in 1246 AD as indicated in the Kapilash temples inscription. On the left side is ‘Payamruta kunda’ and on the right side ‘Marichi kunda’ exists. The temple has a wooden Jagamohana. Sri Ganesh, Kartikeya, Gangadevi etc are found in the temple. Patita pavana Jagannath also remain in the temple as ‘Parsva deva’.

Lord Biswanath temple is also situated in Kapilash. History says it was the ashram of Kapila muni, to some scholars it is the second Kailash of Lord Siva.

Sridhar Swami who wrote commentary on Srimad Bhagavatam stayed here for quite some time and left his body here. Maha Sivaratri is the greatest festival at Kapilash. The Temple of Narayan, Biswanath, Bhubaneswari & many maths are worth visiting.

Besidesdeer park, science park also adds attraction to the place.