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Maa Majhighariani,local deity of RayagadaMaa Majhighariani Temple: Maa Majhighariani is famous in Southern Division of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh. She is worshipped in Madhyapradesh Chatishgarh, Andhrapradesh including undivided Koraput District. The Chaitra Parba on march- April every year draws a lot of devotees to the temple.

Hatipathar at RaygadaHathiPathar: Only 3 Kms from the district headquarter,It is a place of great scenic beauty with two water falls on the course of river Nagavali. Two huge rocks based on the hill top appearing like massive elephants are the major attraction here. .

Paikapada :The place Paikapada is famous for many Siva Lingams. The deities like Lord Jagannath, Maa Dhakineswar Kalika, Samudra etc. are worshiped here. The Place is situated near Theruballi. It is believed that there are 99,99,999 shivlingams (only one less to 1 crore) in & around Paikapada shrine.

Laxminaran temple of RayagadaLaxmiNarayan Temple : Famous Laxminarayan Temple situated at IMFA Factory, Therubali. The deities Laxminarayan, Hanuman, Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra and Lord Siva also worshiped by thousands devotees. .

Chatikona : It is located about 48 Kms from Rayagada surrounded by a series of valleys and wooden hills of varying colours and the place is a center of pilgrimage for the temple of Mahadev. It offers picnickers gorgeous view of the waterfall. The Siva temple is the focus of hectic activities on Siva Ratri. The Dongaria Kondha of Chatikona represent the primitive section of the tribe. .

Minajhola : Minajhola is a beautiful spot that also hosts a siva temple at the confluence of three rivers. It is situated in the heart of dense forest, rich in wild life.

Devagiri :The Devagiri hill rises to a height of 120.2 meters. Unlike other hills it is not narrower upwards. The top of the hill is a flat platform of rectangular plain, which can be approached only from the northern side. There are 476 steps which are the unique feature of the Devagiri. At the top of the hill, there are perennial poles of water called Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswati, Bhargavi and Indradyumna. .

There is a cave the entrance of which appear like the Jaws of a human being. And a Siva Lingam is esnshrined at the centre of the Jaws. Sivaratri is celebrated here with unusual fanfare.