Monday, January 27, 2020

Maa Pragala Pitha- Narasinghpur-Cuttack District- Odisha, A Picnic Place with Shakti Peeth

Maa Pragala Pitha: 

This temple is situated in village Jayapur in Narsinghpur Block, Cutttack District. This place is famous for the presiding deity of the place – Maa Pragala Pitha, the family Goddess of the ruling chief of Narasinghpur.  

The deity is worshipped in the form of a sword. It is also a picnic spot mainly in the winter season. According to legend Narsinghpur was founded in 1292 by a Rajput named Dharam Singh after defeating two powerful Khond chiefs named Narsingh and Poro, the state being named after the former. 

Legend states that Pragala, was the daughter of King Dharam Singh, who sacrificed her life to save the life of her father from the attack of the King of Angul. from 13th Century Maa Pragala worshipped here. It is 112kms from Bhubaneswar and 107 kms from Cuttack and 10 kms from Narsinghpur Town.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Deojhar Waterfall or Dianjhar Waterfall or Deojharan Waterfall, Talapunji Village, Narsinghpur Block, Cuttack District, Odisha - Paradise for Nature Lovers

Deojhar Waterfall:

Deojhar Waterfall is one of the best waterfall in Cuttack district. It is situated in near village talapunji in narsinghpur block. 

It is 130km from Cuttack city and 113 kms from Bhubaneswar. Located 80 KM ahead of the Ansupa Lake along the same route is Deojhar. It’s a beautiful waterfall set amidst the forest of Eastern Ghats . 

The water fall is approximately 40 ft in height and is mostly unknown to the outside world. But locals people favourite picnic destination is this place. The area is a nature lovers delight. 

There is a cave known as Badedidhar at the top of the waterfall, which was the abode of saints. People visited this place do not keep clean due to that a lot of garbage putted here and there. 

Odisha Government must take some steps for beautification of this area. Local peoples called this waterfall as Dianjhar waterfall. For waterfall have to trek in forest path 1/2 km. Must remember take your own food and water to this place as nearby no shop for food available.