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Mahendragiri Hill of Gajapati District

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Mahendragiri hill is located at Gajapati district. The hill height is 5,000 feet and it is situated at the middle of eastern ghats  in the paralakhemundi sub-division. The  Mahendratanaya river flow from the hill in the east through Mandasa and joins the Bay of Bengal. Also many legends are connected to this place named are Kalidas, Sarala Das and Radhanath Ray. Mostly Mahendragiri is the place which surrounded with three side by hills and trees. Also the surrounded forest is another attraction point of this place and also many types of wildlife animals are present in this forest that increasing the place beauty. The Mahendratanaya river blue water giving an amazing beauty to this place. The hill is also connected to Andhra Pradesh state of India.

In this place three temples are present that are Kunti temple, Yudhisthira temple, Bhima temple. The Kunti temple built on 12th century A.D. and the temple construction style is rekha style without any jagamohana or plinth. The Yudhisthira temple is situated on side of the mountain and the temple construction style is really great to see. The Bhima temple is built on after the Gupta period and also this temple is one of the famous temple of this district. The hill is associated with mythological stories from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. This place also giving an historical importance of this district. As per the historical moments the Gokarnesvara Sivalinga to Pandava brothers visited a day. Also Mahendragiri hill is one of the famous hill of Odisha.

Mahendragiri hill

Best time to visit : October to June

How to Visit

Road ways : This place is 126km from Brahmapur and 120km fro Paralakhemundi. Also all types of road travel facilities are connected to this district.

Rail ways : Nearest major railway station is Gajapati.

Air ways : Nearest airport is Bhubaneswar.
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