Kechala & Pandi Dam, Koraput

The Kechala is located around 10 km distance in waterway Pond ferry point near Koraput town. There is a copper plate that reveals that had been granted Narasingha Mishra by the then Maharaja Krishna Dev on the occasion of the solar eclipse in 1620. Jain relics found in the place speak volumes of the impact of Jainism in the area in the medieval period. A 30 feet high Jain temple with images of Thirthankars identified as Resavanath, Mahavir Jain, Ambika Devi, Jakhya and Jakhyani indicates that Kechana was a seat of Jainism. Pandi picnic spot is near the Kechala dam. Kechala is a popular tourist attraction in Koraput.