Jagat Guru Thakur Shree Abhiram Paramahansa Dev was a Sant. He occupied a high position in the religious world. He was not only a spiritual leader but also a freedom fighter, a writer and social reformer.
He was born in the holy place KARAMALA, which is now famous as SHANTI DHAM. The village is situated beside the rivers Daya, Bhargabi & Luna at Bramhagiri P.S. in district Puri (Odisha).