Jayadev Pitha is located at Kenduli originally known as Kenduvilwa in the Prachi Vally, and 35 km distance from Bhubaneswar on the bank of the never Kushabhadra. Kenduli was the birthplace of the great Sanskrit poet, musician and dance composer Jayadeva. His immortal work is Geeta Govinda which has become the main prop of Odissi dance. On the third day of the bright fortnight in the month of Baisakh Jayadeva’s birth anniversary is celebrated every year. Jayadev Pitha is a famous Tourist Place in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
The Lakshmi-Nrusimha temple and the image of Nrusimha carrying Lakshmi on his Lap are found on the southern side of the village. A small museum containing the old images and other archaeological finds unearthed from the nearby area has been maintained by the state archaeology. It is said Jayadev has attained “Siddhi” and composed a ‘Geeta Govinda’ where he worshipped Madhava at Niali which is situated at a distance of 25 km from Kenduvilwa village.
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