Thakurmunda

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Thakurmunda is in Mayurbhanj, the royal Tiger district of Odisha, India. Thakurmunda is famous for Uda Jatra, Bhimkund, and Maa Basuli Mandir.

Thakurmunda is a city and a municipality in Mayurbhanj district in the state of Odisha, India. Thakurmunda is a place to stay and tour the Mayurbhanj region. This region is home to Similipal, one of the most important wildlife parks of India. The national park comprises lush valleys, forest lands and scores of ancient temples.

Udaa yatra is one of the main attractions of Thakurmunda.[1] Thakurmunda also hosts the third most popular Rath Yatra of Mayurbhanj. Thakurmunda is also the home of the Mayurbhanj Chaangu dance, an ancient tribal dance and famous for its Tusu yatra on Makar Sankranthi.

Geography

Thakurmunda is located at 21°19′N 86°05′E / 21.31°N 86.09°E / 21.31; 86.09.[2] It has an average elevation of 36 metres (118 feet).

Education

  • Ramakrushna paramhansa school
  • C-Tech Computer Education, Thakurmunda, mob- 8895202404
  • Maa Basuli College
  • Kanyashram ( The Girl's Highschool)k
  • Boy's High school
  • Kasturaba Gandhi Vidyalaya
  • Government Primary, M.E School
  • Aurovindo public school
  • Saraswati public School
  • Heritage English Medium School
  • Jay prakash Narayan New Govt High School
  • Mandaljhari UGUP school

Transportation

Thakurmunda has direct bus services from capital city Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Baripada, Keonjhar, Balasore, Rourkela, Bhadrak, Jajpur. Radhamadhab bus service by Dillip kumar Das mob.9437195010

Tourist places

1. BHIMKUND is the nearest tourist place(around 18 km) from Thakurmunda.
2. KHICHING(Maa Kichakeswari Temple) 63 km from Thakurmunda. 3.[BHAIRAB KUND ] is another tourist place around 20 km from Thakurmunda besides river Salandi on SH Thakurmunda -Anandapur.There is a magnificent hilltop with spiritual activity. 4.Thakurmunda is popular for its Uda Yatra[Maha Vishuva Sankranti] falling on 14th April each year.Devotees of Maa Basuli known as VAKTA recites spiritual activity by nailing in the back with iron nails and hanging themselves with a wooden log and making rounds at a high rising mast about 20ft high.

References

  1. ^ "Destinations :: Thakurmunda". 
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc -Thakumunda[permanent dead link]

Coordinates: 21°31′N 86°09′E / 21.517°N 86.150°E / 21.517; 86.150


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