Ghanteswari Temple, Sambalpur

Ghanteswari Temple (Odia: ଘଣ୍ଟେଶ୍ୱରୀ ମନ୍ଦିର) is a Devi temple in Odisha situated at a distance of 33 kilometers from Sambalpur district headquarters, in the western part of Odisha on the bank of Mahanadi.

Ghanta is the Odia name of the bell. People offer bells to Maa Ghanteswari after the fulfillment of their wishes. You could find bells everywhere inside the temple. 

History of Ghanteswari Temple:

Ghanteswari Temple was built during ancient times by sailors. The temple was built on the bank of Mahanadi. Previously, bells in the temple were used to alert the villagers against the storm and strong winds.

Gradually, people came to know about this temple, and the name spread, and people started offering bells. This was known as a lighthouse without lights.

Chipilima Hydro Power Plant is also situated there. Visitors also go there through a narrow bridge which is like an adventure. Walking through the bridge, people could see the beautiful meadows and dense forest views.

All these photographs are taken by Manas Ranjan Dash, a writer, lyricist, music composer, singer from Odisha who loves to travel and explore.

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