Kapilash, Dhenkanal

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Kapilash is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located on a hill in the north east part of Dhenkanal. The temple stands at a height of 2239 feet from the sea level. The magnificent temple has a height of 60 feet. There are two ways to reach the temple. Visitors can either climb up a flight of 1352 steps or they can take a twisting way to the top of the hill. The place is also known as “Kailas”, the mythical abode of Lord Shiva. There are several caves and shrines in the hill. Visitors can also witness the ruins of a medieval fort on the hill. Maha Shiv Ratri is a festival that is celebrated on a huge scale at Kapilas. Devotees throng the temple during the festival to pray to Lord Shiva on the pious occasion.

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