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Khandadhar Waterfall in Odisha

Khandadhar Waterfall

Khandadhar Waterfall is situated at 19 KMs from Bonaigarh town and 15 km from NH – 215 near Lahunipara is famous for the beautiful Waterfall. The name coined because of style of water pouring from the top of the hill straight down like Khanda Dhara ( Edge of sword). There is no direct public transportation […]

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Hirakud Dam

Hirakud Dam

Introduction of Hirakud Dam Hirakud Dam Project is built across river Mahanadi at about 15 Kms. upstream of Sambalpur town in State of Odisha.  This happens to be the first post independence major multipurpose river valley project in India. The dam is 6 Kms from NH 6 . The nearest rail head is Hirakud railway […]

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Lord Alarnath Temple, Puri

Lord Alaranath, Puri

Lord Alarnath temple in Brahmagiri, around 25 km from Puri, is not a big tourist destination but a famous religious place for all Krishna devotees. It is explained that in Satya Yuga, Lord Brahma came and worshiped Lord Vishnu here on top of a hill. One day Lord Vishnu appeared and said, “I am very […]

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Saptamatruka Temple of Jajpur

 Saptamatruka Temple is dedicated to Hindu Tantric and Puranic goddesses Saptamatrikas namely, Brahmani, Vaishnavi,Shivaduti or Indrani,Narasimhi, Chamunda,Kaumari and Varahi. Legend says that these goddess emanated from the body of devi Durga while killing Nishumbha and Shumbha.The matrikas represent the inner will power of their respective male God. The temple was on a state of danger […]

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Olasuni Temple

The famous temple of Maa Olasuni became illustrious due to famous Odia Saint, Religious Writer and Philosopher Arakshit Das in around 1835. The temple situates on a hilltop and cave of Palai Mouza, Badachana Block of Jajpur District. The famous writer, philosopher and saint Arakshit Das has rested his soul (Atma-Samadhi) on Jan-19 of 1837 (Magha, Krushna, Ekadashi). Then […]

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The Biraja Temple of Jajpur

Biraja Temple is one of the ancient Hindu temples located in the Jajpur district of Odisha, India. This present temple was built in 13th century. It is situated in the Jajpur Township which is nearly 125 KM north from Bhubaneswar. The main idol is Devi Durga who is worshiped by the name Viraja. The idol […]

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