Jaugarh Overview

Ranked 7 of 16 sightseeing in Berhampur

On the shores of Rusikulya River in the district of Ganjam, a rock edict of Ashoka can be found at Jaugarh. This is the Kalinga edict that delivers code of ethics and timeless virtues to the people. In vicinity to this place is a sati pillar called Jogamanda and a fort.

Another popular place to visit near Jaugarh is the Mallikesvara Shiva Temple that is located in the hill of a Padmapur village that is in Gunapur of Koraput. The temple has the architecture style of the Ganga with a rectangular flat roof called mukhasala and with inscriptions mentioned on the smokescreen of the door.

The temple is famous for the images of the Devatas, Parsvas, dancing Shiva and the Ekapada Shiva. In 1784, William Jones found the Journal of Royal Asiatic Society in Calcutta, which preserves the researched and published inscriptions, copper plates, manuscripts dealing with Orissa history and culture, made of palm leaves.

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