The loftiest peak of Kapilas range enshrines the temple of
lord Shiva Chandrasekhar at a height of about 457m. The place is
identified with 'Kailash', the legendary abode of Lord Shiva. A flight of
1,351 steps and also a ghat road lead to the temple.
Thousands of devout souls throng to Kapilas on the occasion of 'Mahashivaratri, the night consecrated to Lord Shiva in the month of February-March. To the east of the main temple at a higher altitude stands the temple of Narayan and Viswanath.
The hill has several caves as well as the ruins of a mediaeval fort, which are regularly visited by pilgrims. Some of the caves are associated with the Puranic episodes that have great appeal to the visitors. The great names of Shridhar Swami, the celebrated commentator of the 'Bhagabat' and 'Mahima Gosain', the founder of 'Mahima cult', are historically associated with the place.
Besides, the Deer Park and Science Park are two other added attractions of the place.
HOW TO GET THERE
The nearest airport for approaching the places of interest in the district of Dhenkanal is at Bhubaneswar (99-km), which is connected with New Delhi , Calcutta , Chennai, Mumbai , Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad and Nagpur by boeing flights.
The nearest railway station is situated at Dhenkanal.
Located 26-km from Dhenkanal, regular bus services are also available in Kapilas.
WHERE TO STAY
OTDC's Panthasala, Kapilas
Inspection Bungalow (PWD)
Bhubaneswar : 125-km