It is the old capital of Ex-State, Kalahandi. Junagarh was a well built fort; the fortified area has a number of temples with Odia inscriptions. This is a place which has sculptural evidence of the “Sati-Rite” which was prevalent in medieval India and was stopped during the British Rule by Lord William Bentiq. The sculptures are identified as Sati Pillars which can make interesting study. Junagarh is 26 km from Bhawanipatna.