Mahimagadi ; Oldest & one of Best temple of odisha depicts mahima dharma, The religion temple of odisha , Dhenkanal
Mahimagadi the birth place of mahima dharma depicted as one of the oldest & best temple of odisha situated in the district dhenkanal.Santha bhima bhoi is known as the founder of the place.
Main attraction of Mahimagadi :-
Gadi Manidr, Dhuni Mandir, Jyoti Manidr & the Ashrams are the places very crucial for the pilgrims coming over there from different states & country.there is also a believe that if you pray for something at that place from the bottom of your heart then that wish must get fulfilled.
The joranda mela that is also called as magha mela.this magha mela is organised by the local people as well as the sanyasi’s staying over there.Usually this magha mela falls on the month of january or february of every year.Their valuable contribution & effort makes the mela a good one.there were 2 mathas available.the people coming to the mela can stay over the mathas.their available around 400-500 rooms which makes comfortable to the people coming to the mela.since there were no hotels or lodgings anyone if pre-informed can avail the opportunity of staying at night & enjoy the mela with full fledge.
Apart from the religious things , operas also come here every year during the mela & plays a vital role for the audience these things play an important role for the customer attraction point of view.
History of Mahima Gadhi :-
The founder of Mahima Dharma was the one and only Mahima Swami or Mahima Gosain. For many years Mahima Gosain was in deep meditation in the caves at Himalaya. From there Swami travelled to many regions and at last appeared in Puri (Orissa) in 1826 as Dhulia Gosain. By that time Swami settled on the dusty road of Puri. People used to ask him queries on their well being and, surprisingly, it all happened to true. During those days once Swami was invited to Puri Mukti Mandap and confirms Brahma is Nirguna and Sunya.
From Puri Swami moved to hill caves of Khandagiri, Dhauligiri, Nilagiri etc. near Bhubaneswar (capital of Orissa state). During those days Swami lived on water alone for 12 years and people used to call him Nirahari Gosain. In 1838 Swami moved to Kapilash hill of Dhenkanal district of Orissa and spent 21 days in atma yoga samadhi (unification of human mind) with Balkal of kumbhi tree (bark of careya arborea) leaving cloth on a huge round stone. The great seven-hooded snake spread its hood covering His head. The nearby area of the forest was illuminated by the luster of the body of Swami. On the 21st day a tribal, Sadananda of nearby Deogram village, discovered and witnessed the magnificent atma yoga samadhi of Swami and served fruits for 12 years during the stay of Swami at Kapilas hill. Swami was known was Phalahari Gosain on those days. Next Swami spent 12 years with cow milk alone rendered as service by the ruler of Dhenkanal: those days King Bhagirathi Bhramarbar Bahadur. Both king and queen had the luck and opportunity to witness Swami on top of Kapilas hill and served milk on new earthen pots.
During those days Swami moved to Kakanpada village of Rairakhol with his first disciple sidha Govinda Baba and made his appearance to blind Bhima Bhoi and blessed him with eyesight. Bima visualised Swami and next moment with all humbleness prayed Swami to make him blind again as the torture of mankind was intolerable. Swami blessed him for composing poem on Nirguna Brahma to spread the Mahima cult. Swami then went back to Kapilas hill. The journey of Swami to Rairakhol was through sky not by foot.
After spending 12 years in Kapilash hill Mahima Prabhu travelled around 24 years as Brahmabadhuta (wandering meNdicant of supreme order) and spread Mahima Dharma in Orissa and neighboring states before taking samadhi at Joranda, Dhenkanal, of Orissa on the 10th day after the new moon of 1876. The place where Mahima Swami disappeared (merged Himself in the Mahanityapura) is called Mahima Gadi. It is the heart of all Mahima movement around world. (src :- wiki)
Best time to visit Mahima Gadi – ମହିମା ଗାଦିର ମୁଖ୍ୟ ଦ୍ବାର, ଯୋରନ୍ଦା, ଢେଙ୍କାନାଳ :-
- Any time you can go to this place .
How to reach MahimaGadi / Rout map for Mahimagadi:-
- The distance between bhubaneswar railway station and mahimagadi joranda: 102 km / 63.41 mi
- Time take to travel: 2 hours 11 mins
- Head southwest on Master Canteen Chowk toward Jan Path S
- Pass by Master Canteen Chowk (on the right)
- Exit the roundabout onto Jan Path N
- Pass by HPCL (on the right in 900 m)
- Turn right at Kanak Durga Filling Station onto Maharishi College Rd
- Pass by Sahid Nagar Market (on the left in 300 m)
- Turn left onto NH 203
- Pass by Scissors (on the left in 450 m)
- At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto AH 45/NH 5
- Go through 1 roundabout
- Pass by Petrol Pump (on the left in 5.8 km)
- Turn left at Gudi Bhadra onto NH 42
- Pass by Indian Oil Petrol Pump (on the left in 13.5 km)
- Turn right at Sapta Sajya Rd
- Continue straight onto Main Road
- Slight right toward Kapilash Rd
- Turn right toward Kapilash Rd
- Continue straight onto Kapilash Rd
- Pass by Jagannath Electronics (on the right in 850 m)
- Turn left onto Rd
- Continue onto Joranda – Karamul Road
- Pass by Mahima Niti Mandir (on the left)
- Destination will be on the right
HAVE A NICE & SAFE JOURNEY VISITORS.