The loftiest peak of Kapilas range enshrines the temple of Lord Shiva, i.e. Chandrasekhar, at a height of about 457 meters. The place is identified with Kailash, the legendary abode of Lord Shiva. A flight of 1,351 steps and a ghat road leads to the temple. Thousands of devout souls throng to Kapilas on Mahasivaratri, the night consecrated to Lord Shiva, in the month of February-March. The hill has several caves and as well as the ruins of a mediaeval fort which are regularly visited by pilgrims. Some of the caves are associated with the Pauranic episodes that have great appeal to the visitors. The great name of Shridhar Swami, the celebrated commentator of the Bhagabat and Mahima Gosain and the founder of Mahima Cult, is historically associated with Kapilas. Besides, the Deer Park and Science Park are two other added attractions of this place that lures the visitors.

Photo Gallery

  • Kapilash Temple Front View
  • Kapilash Temple Inside View
  • Kapilash Temple Backside View

How to Reach:

By Air

Nearest Airport is Biju Patnaik Airport, Bhubaneswar. Distance is around 106 Kms.

By Train

Dhenkanal is the nearest railway station. Then by road, Kapilas is 26 km from Dhenkanal Station.

By Road

By road, Kapilas is 26 km from Dhenkanal Bus stand.