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By Dhirnayak dasa, Utkala-Banga Padayatra leader

The Bengal-Orissa Padayatra reached the town of Kantilo, about 100km west of Bhubaneswar, on February 8, 2022. There is a Sri Nilamadhava temple in Kantilo situated on the banks of the Mahanadi River atop twin hills with surrounding green forests. The temple is a miniature form of the Sri Jagannath temple at Puri and observes similar rites and rituals.

Tribal king Visva Vasu was secretly worshipping Nilamadhava. Later the Lord vanished and subseq

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