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TOURIST SPOTS IN BHADRAK
Akhandalmani Temple (Aradi)
On the bank of river Baitarani, the Akhandalamani Temple is the abode of Lord Shiva. The main interest of the place is its legendary history for which it shares a significant position in the tourism of Bhadrak. As the history runs, king Niladri Samara Singha Mohapatra started worshiping the God Akhandalamani some 350 years ago, when the black glazed granite stone was found underground and the king dreamt of the god. However the religious and historical significance with which the place is invested, constitute it to be a center of special interest in the tourism of Bhadrak. Moreover the artistic carvings of the temple deserve special worth to the tourist. Akhandalamani Temple of Bhadrak Surrounding the temple many fairs and festivals are organized, the chief among whose is the Mahashivaratri. During this festival, tourists including a vast chunk of pilgrims flocked in the core of the temple. On the month of Sravana, people from nationwide assemble here to pour the holy water on the Siva Linga and to offer their worship to Lord Shiva. The Akhandalamani Temple is the principal source of the profitable development of the tourism industry of Bhadrak. Know More >>>
Maa Bhadrakali Temple
Maa Bhadrakali Temple is the famous temple of Goddess Bhadrakali, located in the outskirts of the revenue village Aharapada which is at a distance of 8 kms away from Bhadrak town in the south- west direction. One has to go via Santhia and Utarabahini in the south-west direction of Kacheri Chhaka of Bhadrak town to reach the shrine. The popular belief is that the name of the Town has been derived from the name of the deity. Know More >>>
Sri Biranchinarayan Temple
Sri Biranchinarayan Temple is in Palia village, which is located 15 km south of Bhadrak, on the way from Bhadrak to Chandabali. It occupies a significant place in the cultural map of Odisha state of India. Today, the standing Biranchi Narayan Temple stands as evidence of the heritage of Surya Upasana in Odisha. Biranchi Narayan is another name for Lord Surya, the Sun God of light and lustre. The existing temple is dedicated to Biranchinarayan, who is enshrined as a roughly four faced image of the Sun. Know More >>>
Maa Dhamarai Temple
The temple of the Goddess Dhamrai is at Dhamara a small coastal town-ship,where the river Dhamra meets the Bay of Bengal. The place is about 60 Kms from the district headquarters in the eastern direction. It is surrounded by Chandbali in the West, Basudebpur in the North, Kalibhanjadia in the South and Bay of Bengal in the East. There are a number of folk tales and legends regarding the deity and the temple. According to one of the historical legends, one merchant namely Dhaneswar who often traded with the Singhalies (Srilanka) had brought a deity namely “Pashana Mangala” from Srilanka and had established the same at Dhamara on his way back home.
Sri Radha Madanmohan Temple
This temple is quite popular among the tourists. This is a widely visited temple of the district. The exclusivity of this temple is that there are more than five hundred old clothes of Sri Chaitanya is present here.
This famous place of sacrifice located at 16 km away from Basudebpur of Bhadrak district. One side of this land is bounded by the Bay of Bengal and the other three sides are surrounded by two rivers the Gameye and Kansabansa. Secured by these natural boundaries this place is used as a citadel by the freedom fighters. Due to these natural boundaries it is not so easy for the police and the administrative persons to enter in to this place. More over there is an open field bounded by three sides with one gate in its north east direction, which was used by the freedom fighters as a place of public meeting. Starting from 1920 prominent nationalist leaders of ODISHA like Utkalmani Gopabandhu Das and Utkal Kesari Dr. H.K. Mahatab perform public meetings at that place for several times to propagate the Gandhian ideals of freedom struggle.
Dhamara Port is an ancient port on the banks of the river Baitarani, around 5 kms from Kanika Palace. The reminiscent are the direction tower and some ancient structures. The nearest railway station is Bhadrak which is 62 kms away from Dhamra on Chennai to Howrah line. Bhadrak is 143 kms from Bhubaneswar and 297 kms from Howrah. A single track broad gauge line has been constructed by DPCL from Bhadrak or Ranital Link Cabin to Dhamra. Dhamra is connected by road with Bhadrak 82 kms, the nearest major town on the National Highway 5. The distance between Dhamra and Bhubaneswar is 205 kms.
Chandbali is 50 Kms away from the district hedquarters of Bhadrak. It is located on the bank of the holy river Baitarani. In pre-British period Chandbali was a small village inhabited by fishermen on the bank of the river Baitarani.It was also used as a natural river port by the local peoples. In 1866 communication to Bengal through water way was established from Chandbali.In 28th March 1881 the natural port of Chandbali was declared as a govt. port by the British govt. After that the flow of outsiders mainly from the business community started towards Chandbali. This led to the growth of Chandbali as a Agro-based merchants centre. Some of the remains of the British period like Cannon and Anchor still found at Chandbali reminds one of those days.
Other Tourist Spots in Bhadrak
- The Mazar of Pir Baba , Dhamnagar
- Kumareswar Temple
- Dapanayakni Pitha
- Baishnab Smruti Pitha
- Jagannath Temple (Kuansh)
- Patharakali (Charampa)
- Shiva Temple (Erein)
- Sapta Matruka Temple (Satabhauni)
- Barunei Temple (Asurali)
- Radhakrushna Temple (Suryapur)
- Gupta Ganga (Barunai)
- Jagannath Temple (Agarpara)
- Jagannath Temple (Kaupur)
- Budhist Sculpture (Soharampur)
- Chhinnamastakali Temple (Phalapur)
- Patana Mangala (Ghanteswar)
- 100 Shiva Lingas (Narendrapur)
- Budhist Sculpture (Ghanteswar)