Kendrapara

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Type: Municipality
Population: 41407
Class: III
About City Kendrapara (କେନ୍ଦ୍ରାପଡା) is a town and a municipality in Kendrapara district in the state of Odisha. It is the headquarters of Kendrapara district. Kendrapara is also known as Tulasi Ksherta (as Tulasi, different from basil tulsi is the wife of Lord Balabhadra) and Gupta Kshetra (Lord Balabhadra wish to stay here secretly). Different types of prasad prepared and used in Baladevjew Temple are Rasabali, Potali Pitha, Magaja Ladoo, Kakaraa, Khaja, Karanji, Chhena Kheeri, Ghanabrata, Dahipakhala, Khiri, Puri etc. According to the purans the Lord Balram killed Kenderasura here. He married his daughter Tulasi and settled here. Kendrapara is 58 km from Cuttack. To reach Kendrapara one can go via Cuttack(Jagatpur)-Salipur state high way or on the National Highway No.5 and 5 A, crossing at Chandikhol Via Chhata towards Paradip. Kendrapara is just two and half hour drive from Bhubaneswar Airport on the National Highway 5 and 5 A.The Nearest Railway station is at Cuttack which is 54 kilometre from Kendrapara town.chhoti is 11 kilometre from kendrapara town. According to the purans the Lord Balram killed Kenderasura here. He married his daughter Tulasi and settled here. The Baladevjew Temple is located in Kendrapara. A Car Festival or Rath Yatra is held in the month of Ashadha(June/July) every year, the car of Lord Baladevjew is known as Brahma Taladhwaja and considered as the biggest car of its type in whole world.
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Kendrapara      
Dahalpur      
Nasidapur      
Mirapatana      
Fakirabad      
Sujanagar      
Chakara      

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