It lies 35 km north-west of Berhampur and 160 km south-west of Bhubaneshwar. It is around 8 km from the acclaimed Tara Tarini shakti peeth on the banks of Rushikulya. Jaugarh", old name Samapa or Sampa was the capital of the immense Kalinga rulers for thousand of year and it was a common Mauryan sustained capital of Ashoka, of his recently vanquished area of Kalinga at 2061 B.C. It is trusted that Ashoka Ruined this extraordinary capital after Kalinga war and crushed the place of worship of its Ista Devi Tara Tarini. Jaugarh is extremely popular by its iant of the stupendous stone-cut declarations in Prakrit of the Mauryan ruler Ashoka.