Mahendragiri Paralakhemundi

Address : Paralakhemundi

City/District : Paralakhemundi

State : Odisha


Mahendragiri, is a mountain peak in the Paralakhemundi subdivision of the district of Gajapati, Odisha, India. It is situated amongst the Eastern Ghats at an elevation of 1,501 metres.


Mahendragiri is associated with mythological stories from the Ramayana as Mahendra Parvata (mountain). It is a 'Kula Parvata' along with Malaya, Sahyadri, Parijatra, Shuktiman, Vindhya and Malyavaan. In the Puranas and Ramayana It is said that Parashurama was mediating on Mahendragiri when Lord Rama broke the sacred bow of Shiva.

Mahendragiri is situated in Gajapati district, Odisha. Legend says that it is the place where Lord Parashurama, a chiranjeevi stays eternally and performs tapas. Temples, which are said to be built by the Pandavas are seen. The main festival observed here is Shivaratri.

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