The famous kapilash temple situated in Dhenkanal district opens its gateway for the devotees. After remaining closed for almost 10 months due to the covid-19 pandemic the district administration has finally reopened the shrine for the devotees, the normal darshan has been started from January 14.
Kapilash temple is situated at about a height of 2239 feet from the sea level, in the north-east side of Dhenkanal town. Everyday hundreds of devotees flock the shrine in order to have a glimpse of lord Chandrasekhar. There are two approaches to reach the temple, one is by climbing almost 1352 staircases and the other one is by travelling a ghat road with 12 bankas (twisty road).
In the foothills of the kapilash temple there is a small zoo which houses a variety of wild animals and attracts many visitors to pay a visit.
Susant kumar sahoo, a visitor to kapilash temple said, “I am much happy and delighted that after a long interval of time I am able to visit this sacred place, we are following the covid-19 guidelines and requesting other visitors to do the same.”
With the reopening of the temple the small local vendors and eateries which are fully depended on the tourists all round the year now started operating with their respective businesses.