Dambarugada

The Dambarugada mountain is situated at a distance of 20 Km. from Boudh town toward Boudh to Balangir road. The name the place is Sangrampur. The river Mahanadi flows down the mountain which makes for a visually stunning sight. The mountain give a curve look from all of its side. The height of the mountain is 70 feet.

A hilltop with beautiful coverage which is situated at a distance of 20 kms from Boudh on Bolangir road (N.H. 57) and 5 kms from Sahajpal Chowk towards north. The river Mahanadi flows down the mountain which makes for a visuallystunning sight. The mountain gives a curve look from all of its side. It looks like just a ‘Dambaru’.So people call this mountain as‘Dambarugada Mountain’. The height of the mountain is 70 feet.On the top there is a temple of Chaitanya Deva. The presiding deity of this temple is RadhaKrishna.Dambarugada is a place closely associated with the development of Vajrajana, the tantric wing of Buddhism. Many historians givedifferent view regarding the origin anddevelopment of Vajrajana. Many view that it was originated at the time of Lord Buddha. Accordingto another sect it was developed in 8th century A.D. or during the period of Acharya Indrabhuti (the king of Sambal). Boudh the name itself indicates the closely association with Lord Buddha and Buddhist culture. Dambarugada once upon a time was remained the nuclear of tantric Bhddhism where number of Buddhist philosophers stayed for a long period to complete their spiritualSadhanas and composed hundreds of valuable tantric philosophical books. Popularly in their words they called it the holy land of Tantra, the place of enlightenment Oddiyan.In his famous composition “Gyanasiddhi”Acharya Indrabhuti the king of Sambal modern Sambalpur has clearly mentioned that he has composed the book in Oddiyan. Oddiyan the name is derived from the word Odra. Odra was the ancient name of Oddiyan the name is derived from the word Odra. Odra was the ancient name of Boudh. The Brahmeswar temple inscription of Kolavati Devi mentioned the Boudh region as Odra-desa. This place was popular due to the Buddhist philosophers and their Sadhanas on the bank of river Mahanadi. The place Dambarugada as present is covered with dense forests. Dambarugada the place particularly identified to a small mountain which can easily be visible from Boudh town. At now the place which is a beautiful picnic spot attracts hundred of nature lovers to view the gift of nature closely. Now a holy shrine is situated there. The shrine accommodates hundred of monks and near the shrine two ancient monuments are found belonging to the memorials of Vajrajanic philosophers of 8th century A.D. The icon carved in one monument may be the image of Vajrajana famous philosophers of that time and the monks of the shrine told about the memorial that in the past there were the existence of three monuments. Out of three one is destroyed in course of time. Two are still in existence and one of them contains an image probably of Acharya Padma Sambhava the founder of Tantric Buddhism. The statue is wearing a mukuta on the head sitting in Abhayamudra. But another memorial is empty. The structures indicate that once upon a time there was a temple where Buddhist philosophers were performing theirworship. The memorial temple is of short height measuring around 8 feet and the design indicatesit was built on rectangular style. There are someVajrajanic Goddess idols found in the nearest villages. Many idols are being worshiped by the local people in different names like Mauli, Pitabalietc.Dambarugada is not only a place ofBuddhist culture but also a place of cosmic culture where we can see the combined existence of different sects like Saivism, Vaisnavism and Shaktism. Near Dambarugada an ancient Siva temple is situated namely Maneswar. The temple is an ancient temple. The existing structure stands there in place of the remaining of the destructed structure of ancient Siva temple. Near Dambarugada we can find Baunsuni village. The village is the centre of Shakti cult, the famous place of Stambeswari. King Ranabhanja of Boudh declared himself as the Stambeswari Lavdhabara Prasada. Near Dambarugada a famous Vishnu temple was situated in the past which is now destroyed in course of time. Some copper plate inscriptions are there in Tatarkela, a village nearby Dambarugada. Now in a temple Radha-Krishnais being worshiped as the presiding deity

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How to Reach:

By Air

Nearest Airport is Bhubaneswar - 169 km.

By Train

Nearest Railway station is Rairakhol - 30km. From Rairakhol to Boudh By Bus or Taxi - 30km

By Road

Bhubaneswar To Boudh Via Nayagada - 230km . Bhubaneswar to Boudh Via Angul - 240km . 20 kms from Boudh on Bolangir road (N.H. 57) and 5 kms from Sahajpal Chowk towards north .

Stay

Hotel and lodge are available at Boudh.