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Deokund, Mayurbhanj

Deokund, also referred to as Devkund, literally translates as the bathtub of the Gods and Goddesses. Located nearly 60 km outside of Baripada, the place does have ethereal qualities that justify the name it has been given. Festivals are celebrated with a fervor that is peerless in Udala, a town 25 km away from Deokund.

Makara Sankranthi, the harvest festival celebrated in January is the best time to visit Deokund. The festivities and fairs in Deokund infuse a spirit of celebration into the hearts of all the visitors. The scenic views from the elevation at Deokund are sought after. The views are known to infuse a sense of calm distance between the humdrum of everyday and the spiritual quietetude.

The Deokund Ambika temple perched atop the waterfall provides panoramic views of the surrounding area. The idol of Maa Ambika has however been moved to the Ambika Temple located in Baripada, Mayurbhanj.

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