Mahapurusha Shri Achyutananda Das Temple (Gadi) is situated at Nemala and is 42 km away from Cuttack. It has located on an island covering the rivers luna and Chitrotpala. This is Sadhana and samadhi Pitha of great saint Achyutananda called Malika Purana. The Samadhipitha of Achyutananda is called Sunya samadhi, and it is a very sacred place.
A fair is held here annually on Jyeshta Purnima and Magha Sukla Ekadasi. Achyutananda Das was not only a saint-poet but also a critic of contemporary society. Using his imaginativeness and foresight he had predicted what the future would turn out to be. He wrote a prophetic poem called Malikas, which reflected the extraordinary vision of the future. Shri Achyutananda Das Gadi Pitha is a famous temple in Cuttack District.
Achyutananda Das Malika History
The contemporary social situation has reflected in his writings. Achyutananda Das was also one of the distinguished figures of the Panchasakha movement. He was born in 1482 A.D. in a Karana family of village Tilakana on the riverbank of Chitrotpala in Cuttack district. His father was Dinabandhu Khuntia, and his mother was Padmavati. Folk tale says that for a long time Dinabandhu and Padmavati were issueless. They worshipped God Jagannath and were told by Him that when they would visit Puri and see a boy in front of him, they would get that boy as their son and thus born Achyutananda. Achyutananda Dasa temple is one of the famous temples in Odisha.
In childhood, Achyutananda had no interest in reading, and a monk who came to his village initiated him in faith. After that, he remained absent-minded, and so his parents took him to Puri, where he accepted Vaishnavism by Sri Chaitanya. He had written many religious books. Chitabinod , Haribansha, Padmakalpatika, and Namaratngita are the most popular books of Achyutananda. Nemala Mahapurusha Shri Achyutananda Das Gadi is one of the most popular tourist attractions places in the Cuttack district. (Source)
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