Saptasajya is a village in Dhenkanal district, Odisha, India.

This place finds its mention in many legends. According to folklore, it derives the name from the surrounding seven hills. There is a different folklore that the Saptarishi had their ashramas in this place thereby giving the place its name as the Seven Beds or Seven Homes. There is also a story, that, God Rama during his exile or vanvasa had spent seven days in this spot. Another folklore goes that the Pandavas during their 12 years of exile and one year of Agyata Vasa had chosen these mountains for shelter.

The Shivling currently at the national museum, New Delhi

In 1920s,a renowed archaeologist Madho Sarup Vats discovered 3 Shiva Lingas during excavations at Harappa. These Shiv Lingas are said to be over 5000 years old.


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