Reach

By Air : Nearest Airport is at Vishakhapatnam 200 kms and Bhubaneswar 390 kms. The Biju Patnaik Airport at Bhubaneswar is 494 kms.
By Rail : Rayagada is a railhead.
By Road : 110 kms from Koraput, On S. H.-4, Raygada is well connected by road.
Internal Transport : Cycle rickshaws, Auto rickshaws and Taxies.

The village of Padmapur in the district of Rayagada is a flourishing agricultural centre today. However, a 7th century inscription found here indicates that the Jagamanda hill, located closeby, once housed the monastery of the famous Buddhist logician-philosopher Dharmakirti. The hill also has 5 Shiva temples dedicated to Manikeswar, Dhabaleswar, Mallikeswar, Nilakantheswar and Podukeswar as well as a perennial water reservoir at the top.

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The village of Padmapur in the district of Rayagada is a flourishing agricultural centre today. However, a 7th century inscription found here indicates that the Jagamanda hill, located closeby, once housed the monastery of the famous Buddhist logician-philosopher Dharmakirti. The hill also has 5 Shiva temples dedicated to Manikeswar, Dhabaleswar, Mallikeswar, Nilakantheswar and Podukeswar as well as a perennial water reservoir at the top.