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A Tiger in Mahendragiri

Mahendra Giri is a picturesque hill in the Gajapati district of Odisha. It is the second highest mountain peak in the state and a trekkers paradise. It is also bio diversity park   having a number of medicinal plants. There are lot of legends associated with it right from Ramayana & Mahabharata days. It is said that Parasurama used to meditate here.   Yudhistira Temple  Atop the hill, there are three temples which are called as Yudhistira, Bheema and Kunti temples. All the three temples are dedicated to Shiva. The legends say that Pandavas built these temples during their Vanavas. Many historians date these temples during Gupta period and some later than that. Bheema Temple Kunti Temple                                                                                                                  ************** Rajendra Chola sent an expedition to Ganges with the primary objective of bringing the sacred Ganga water to purify his newly built temple at Gangai Konda Cholapuram. He