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Deulajhari Temple at Angul in Odisha

Deulajhari Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is situated amidst thick forest of Jasmine or Kaibana trees. The shrine is at a distance of 6 km from Athamallik and 90 km from Angul in Odisha. Deulajhari Temple is famous for its hot springs. Legend has it that Bhagavan Sri Ram, Mata Sita and Lakshman had worshipped Lord Shiva here during their exile period in the Ramayana. Shiva is worshipped here as Siddhewara Baba. The other deities worshipped in the shrine are Kedareswar Baba, Enkari Mata, Maa Maheshwari, Sri Maheshwar Baba, Sri Jogeswar Baba and Maa Khambeswari. Currently there are 24 hot springs near the temple. The temperature of these springs varies from 40 to 60 degree Celsius. In front of the temple, there are two twin springs, which contain both hot and cold water. The water in the springs is believed to have curative properties – it helps in curing skin and nerve related diseases. The important dates in the shrine in a month are Amavasya (No moon day) and Sa

All living beings desire to be happy always without misery – Ramana Maharshi

The disciple’s experience of the Master’s Grace, whereby he gets spiritual awakening, is likened unto that of the elephant waking up from sleep on seeing a lion in his dream. Just as the mere sight of the dream-lion wakes up the elephant from his sleep, even so the mere gracious glance of the Master dispels the disciple’s sleep of ignorance and awakens him to the Real. All living beings desire to be happy always without misery. To gain that happiness which is our nature and which is experience in the state of deep sleep where there is no mind, one should know one’s self. For that the path of knowledge, the enquiry of ‘who am I’ is the principal means. The man who has not experienced his own real Self, thinking ‘I am this body’, sees himself as ‘I’, the first person of grammar. He sees another person whom he calls ‘you’, and refers to third persons as ‘he’. These three distinct persons are not real. They are seen on account of the false notion ‘I am the body’. When the ego-so