Showing posts with label Odisha Tourism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Odisha Tourism. Show all posts

16 Oct 2020

Maa Dandakali Temple

Maa Dandakali is a part of Adishakti Maa Mahakali. The temple of Maa Danda Kali at Khantapada is situated near NH16. It's around 18 kilometers from Balasore District Headquarters.

Top view of Dandakali Temple Khantapada - Balasore

The temple is on the left side if you are going towards Balasore, just after the Khantapada Market and around 2 kilometers before the Sergarh Toll Plaza.

Maa Danda Kali Temple Balasore

You could reach this place traveling on Roads or else could reach from the nearest local Railway Station, Khantapada, or the Town railway station, Balasore.

Bhoga Store near Dadakali Temple Balasore

There are some small shops to buy some puja items like Coconut, Diya, Banana, flowers, etc. for Maa Danda Kali.

Side view of Dandakali Temple Khantapada - Balasore

There is also a Bhoga Mandap of Maa Danda Kali, where the temple administration provides Prasad to the Devotees.

Couldy Radhakrushna Jew Temple Balasore

Radha-Krushna Jew is the nearest temple to Maa Dandakali Temple. It's situated in the left-back side of the Danda Kali Temple.

Radhakrushna Jew Temple Balasore

Though the place is near NH16, but the Radha-Krisha Jew temple is used quite and clam. People could rest there during summer-time also.

Full view of Radhakrushna Jew Temple Balasore

Radhakrushna Jew Temple Khantapada

* I'm Sangram Keshari Senapati, written this blog, and all these photos are taken by me on my RedMI Note 5 Pro Mobile. 
* If you are interested to use these photos somewhere, you could contact me through my social media sites like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook.

10 Oct 2020

Gandahati Waterfall - Popular fall in Gajapati District

Gandahati Waterfall is one of the popular waterfalls of the Gajapati district, in Southern Odisha, India. This waterfall is located on the Mahendratanaya River.

Gandahati Waterfall is about 30 km from Paralakhemundi and 153 km far from Berhampur. The nearest railway station is Paralakhemundi and Palasa, which is 44 km from Parlakhemundi. The rainy season is the best time to visit this place.

Gandahati Waterfall - best waterfall in Gajapati District
Gandahati waterfall is one of the best tourist places in the Gajapati District, which has been attracting a large number of visitors during winter as well as in the rainy season.

This place can be reached by Bus or by any vehicle through road but by train, one can reach either Palasa or Paralakhemundi and from there, only by road you could reach the falls.

Gandahati Waterfall clicked by Udayan Sarathi
As you go to falls, you would find it covered with dense forest all around. You need to cross small villages on the way to the falls. The nearest waterfall is Godgoda Waterfall.

This waterfall is famous for the glittering waterfall that has a consistent water flow throughout the year. Its scenic beauty amidst forest cover has been attracting visitors from all the nearby areas.

Gandahati Waterfall - Popular waterfall in Gajapati District
Photo: Dsrimagination

  • All this information is taken from English Wikipedia and the Gajapati District Administration website.
  • All these photographs are published here with all required permission from the original photographer.
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Beautiful Photo of Gandahati Watefall
Photo: Nandan
Video by: V. Adhikari

27 Sep 2020

Khandagiri Caves on 2020 World Tourism Day
Khandagiri Caves have archaeological, historical, and religious importance near the city of Bhubaneswar in Odisha, India. These caves are partly natural and partly artificial.

These caves are situated on two adjacent hills, Udayagiri and Khandagiri, mentioned as Kumari Parvata in the Hathigumpha inscription. Formerly, these caves are called as Kattaka Caves or Cuttack caves.

Khandagiri on World Touris Day
There are a number of finely and ornately carved caves built during the 1st century BCE. It is believed that most of these caves were carved out as residential blocks for Jaina monks during the reign of King Kharavela.

Bhubaneswar Khandagiri Cave on World Tourism Day
The Khandagiri hills fall on your left side when you enter into this area from Bhubaneswar. There are 15 caves in Khandagiri. These caves were renovated during the reign of Uddyotakeshari of the Somavamshi dynasty.

Khandagiri Cave on World Tourism Day
On this World Tourism Day, one of our journalist friend Bhabani Prasad Das had clicked some beautiful photos of the Khandagiri Caves. During this lockdown, nobody was there, the place was empty.

- All these photos are taken by Bhabani Prasad Das sir and published here with his permission.

- And all these contents are taken from English Wikipedia.

19 Sep 2020

Beauty of Gundicha Ghai Waterfall in Rainy Season

Gundicha Ghai Waterfall
is a beautiful waterfall in Keonjhar District. You could enjoy the scenic beauty of the waterfall in the Rainy Season.

Previously, we had shared a blog as, Gundichaghai Waterfall in Summer where we have shared a little bit of information and some really beautiful photos of the Gundichaghai waterfall.

Attractive View of Gundicha Ghai Waterfall

This time we got a chance to share the photos of Dr. Biswajeet Mishra who recently in 2020 visited Ashok Jhar waterfall and traveled to Gundicha Ghai Via Duburi Road. On their way, they have also visited the Remal Dam.

Attractive View of the Entrance of the Gundicha Ghai Waterafall

This waterfall is situated around 55 kilometers from Keonjhar district headquarters. The waterfall is about 50 ft. high on the river Mudala which is being situated amidst the lush green forest.

Beautiful Gundicha Ghai Waterfall

Dr. Biwajeet was traveling from Duburi, so he traveled via Tamka, Bhagamunda, Harichandanpur. You could enjoy one of the best scenic views on this route.

The Roar of Gundicha Ghai Waterfall

On the road from Harichandanpur to Ghatagaon, the Gundicha Ghai Waterfall is about 7 kilometers from the main road. And if you come from the Ghatagaon, then it's exactly 14 kilometers from the Tarini Temple.

Bridge near Gundicha Ghai

Gundicha Ghai waterfall is a huge one, especially during the rainy season. Now, they have built a new staircase leading to the waters. But it's better to avoid going near the water during the rainy season. It's too scary.

Beautiful View of Gundicha Ghai Waterfall Kenonjhar

Landscape view of Gundicha Ghai in Rainy Season

* All these photographs are taken by Dr. Biswajeet Mishra and we have published here with all his permissions.

* Before sharing these photos, you have to take the permission from him.

8 Sep 2020

Ashok Jhara Waterfall, Jajpur

Ashok Jhara Waterfall (Odia: ଅଶୋକ ଝର) is a waterfall in the Jajpur district of Odisha. This waterfall is situated around 10 kilometers from Sukinda.

The entry gate of Ashok Jhara Waterfall, Jajpur

To reach near Ashok Jhara Waterfall, you could take the help of local people for roads. Since the Google map is here, but the condition of roads may create some problems, so better to know about the roads before you go.

View of Ashok Jahara Waterfall
Photo: Jajpur District Administration

As per one of our friends, the roads through Duburi shown by the Google maps are worst now. So you could go through Sukinda road.

The View of Ashok Jhara
Photo: Biswajeet Mishra

Ashok Jahara Waterfall is a good place for the picnic. The calm and scenic view of nature gives you more pleasure. You could enjoy the place with your family and friends also.

Beauty of Ashok Jhara
Photo: Biswajeet Mishra

The Ashoka Jahara Waterfall is coming from the nearby heals and at the bottom side, there is a temple where people use to cook during picnic time just because of the empty space.

Ashoka Jahara Waterfall, Jajpur
Photo: Biswajeet Mishra

* All these photos are taken by Biswajeet Mishra. So all photo rights are reserved to the original photographer.
* We have posted the photos with his permission, and before publishing, sharing for business use and modifying take his permission.
* One photograph is taken from the Jajpur District Administration for fair use only. 

21 Aug 2020

Colors fo Mayurbhanj

Mayurbhanj is a district among 30 districts in Odisha state in eastern India. This district is the largest district of Odisha by area. Baripada is the city headquarter of this district. Other major towns are Rairangpur, Karanjia, and Udala.

Tribals of Mayurbhanj

The district is an autonomous district. The main tribes of this district are Santal, Ho, Bhumij/Munda, Bhuinya, Mankadia, and Kharia and others. The district has many tribal cultures like Santali culture, Ho dance and Mage Porob, Baa Porob, Hermuut, Heroh Porob, Karam, Jomnama, and Jomsuim of Ho tribe and Bhumij cultures.

Incredible Mayurbhanj

Some of the famous musicians and singers of the Ho, like Mangal Bandra, Pute Kerai, Punjabi Sirka, Dubung Sirka, Budhuram Samad, Ghanshyam Angrai, Subhlaxmi Bodra, and the Santali, like Basen Murmu, come from this district.

Colors fo Mayurbhanj

Mayurbhanj district is full of tourist places from Khiching to Similipal, Bhimkund, Devkund, Ramatirtha, Maa Ambika Temple, Jagannath Temple, etc.

Beautiful View of Mayurbhanj

N.B.: All these photographs are taken from the Twitter account of Tika Govind aka Mayurabhanjiaa.

9 Jul 2020

Nilamadhava Temple, Kantilo

Nilamadhava Temple (Odia: ନୀଳ ମାଧବ ମନ୍ଦିର, କଣ୍ଟିଲୋ) is very old and famous Vishnu temple in Odisha. This temple is situated near to the bank of Mahanadi, in Kantilo. This temple is present near to the twin hills with the surrounding forest.

Nilamadhava Temple, Kantilo

The natural attraction of the spot is a permanent flow of holy water from the feet of Lord Nilamadhava. Another highlight of the place is the presence of Lord Siddheswar.

Nilamadhava Temple, Kantilo

Lord Nilamadhav occupies a central position in the cult of Lord Jagannath. Even now also Lord Nilamadhava shrine is present on the right side of Lakshmi temple in Puri Jagannath Temple.

Nilamadhava Temple, Kantilo

Kantilo is situated near the riverbank of Mahanadi which comes in a block called Khandapada, in Nayagarh District. The nearest railway station is Nayagarh Town and the nearest airport is Bhubaneswar.

Nilamadhava Temple, Kantilo

It is advisable that if you are planning to come by train its better get down at Bhubaneswar station because from there you will get frequent buses to Kantilo.

Nilamadhava Temple, Kantilo

Roads are connected to Kantilo which offers regular bus services. It is 73 km from state capital Bhubaneswar and 33 km from Nayagarh District.

Nilamadhava Temple, Kantilo

It all initiated in a small cave in the Brahmadri hills situated on the banks of Mahanadi, which is known as Kantilo of Nayagarh district today.

Nilamadhava Temple, Kantilo

Here, Biswabasu the local Sabara Chief worshipped Kitung, as God was known in the Sabara dialect. According to the Puranas, the deity was originally worshipped in the form of an Indranila gem image known as “Nilamadhava".

Nilamadhava Temple, Kantilo

The Daru Murty came much later. Located near the confluence of three rivers Mahanadi, Kuanria, and Kusumi. The temple structure is like the Jagannath temple of Puri.

Mahanadi near Nilamadhava Temple, Kantilo

It stands on the right bank of Mahanadi. It is called Triveni Sangam of Odisha. As there is Beni-Madhava in Prayag, so as here Nilamadhava.

* All the photographs are taken by Soumendra Routray sir published on Twitter.
* All photo rights are reserved to the original photographer and we have published with his permission.
* If you wish to publish these photos again somewhere, then you have to take the permission of the photographer.
* And the contents taken from Wikipedia.

8 Jul 2020

Chhatiabata Temple of Jajpur District

Chhatia Bata located in Jajpur district, Odisha is one of the most historical places in Odisha. It is situated at a distance of around 30 kilometers from the city of Cuttack. Chhatia is also considered as a major pilgrimage center because of the presence of the temple of Lord Jagannath.

Chhatiabata Welcome Gate

The temple is a superb example of modern Orissa architecture. The walls of the temple bear intricate carvings dedicated to the lord. It is associated with the Kalki avatar of Lord Vishnu.

Chhatia Bata

Front Gate of Chhataibata

People do have a belief that the Sage Hadidas who wrote Malika has his Samadhi there. Legends speak about Kalki shall come here to receive the sword Nandaka from Vaikuntha in a secret place inside the sanctum. Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, and Devi Subhadra are present in the manner described, not like the Devi Subhadra in the middle. Priest of the temple says one day the Lord will leave Sriketra, Puri, and come to Chhatia. Predictions are there about Puri will get submerged into the water because of global warming and subsequent rise of water level in the Bay of Bengal. Achyutananda Das, a 15th-century saint of Orissa, had written about the arrival of the Lord in his famous book known as "Achutananda Malika".

Chhatia Bata

Prediction speaks about the Lord Jagannath Dham, Puri submerged into water and it's being said about the doomsday coming to near and its beginning of the Satyajog and end of Kalyug and the cycle continues.

Chhatiabata Pitha

Chhatia Dham is said to be the second home of Lord Jagannath after Puri People believe that one day Jagannath will come along with his brother and sister and allocate in Chhatia.

Front side of Chhataibata

left side Front side of Chhataibata

So keeping a look at this day construction work is still going on because no one knows when the Lord will arrive. Preist Satyanada says, only when the Lord arrives, construction work in the temple will be stopped.

Jay Jagannath...

Chhatiabata Temple

Front gate of Chhatiabata Temple

Decoration of Chhatiabata Temple

Chhatai Bata Temple from a distance

Chhatai Bata Temple from a Town

* This blog is written by Amarnath Patra and all photographs are taken by him.
* All photo rights are reserved to the original photographer.
* We have published this blog with his permission and before publishing anywhere any using these photos, you have to take the permission of the author.

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