Lord Jagannath in Patali Srikhetra, Sonepur far away from development.

Lord Jagannath in Patali Srikhetra, Sonepur far away from development.

Patali Srikhetra is a famous place with significant historical importance situated at Khotsomlai GP under Ullunda block for Subarnapur district and Odisha.

This religious place is associated with Shaktism, Buddhismand Vaishnavism. It is located in the top of Trikut Hill at Kotsamalai of the Birmaharajpur subdivision of Subarnapur district, Odisha, India. It widely believed that the idol of Lord JagannathBalabhadra and Devi Subhadra were kept hiding in the caves of the Trikut hills for a period of 144 years.

Madalapanji which is the oldest document maintained by the then prists, astrologers of Jagannath temple Puri describe that during the invasion of Raktavahu locally called as Kalapahada, a king named Sovanadeva of Odisha escaped with the images of Lord JagannathBalabhadra and Devi Subhadra. He then reached Trikuta hills at  Sonepur through a road which plied in the river bank of Mahanadi and hide the idol at a cave locally named as Madhava gumpha which is now also situates in the top area of Trikuta hills near Khotsomlai GP headquarter. During that 144 years the near by villagers of villages like Khotsomlai, Baghapali, Nagdein, Tentelkhol, Meghnad etc were protecting that Madhava gumpha. One fountain is also flowing near that cave. After putting the idol/image of lord Jagannath inside the cave the prists were planting a Banyan tree at the entrance gate to the cave. During that 144 years the people worshipped lord Jagannath everyday from the top of the cave. Later a king namely Yayati Keshari of Somavamsi dynasty got the images and made new images. He built a temple at Puri and enshrined the idols. Now, due to lack of vision and political willpower this marvalas fantastic place is quite undeveloped.

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Bedbak Baladev

I am am practicing advocate. My place of practice is at District & Senss judge Court, Sonepur. For doing seva work I am doing politics. I am a swayam sevak from my childhood. Now associated with Bharatiya Janata Party. I was the district president, state executive body member of BJP. I was elected as a zilla parisad member in the year 2007. Social Work is my hobby.

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