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

12 Dec 2019

A river mouth is a part of a river where the river debouches into another river, a lake, a reservoir, a sea, or an ocean. Mangala River (Odia: ମଙ୍ଗଳା ନଦୀ) is a river which debouches into the Bay of Bengal near Puri.

The debouch place is just 3 to 4 kilometers away from the Swargadwara, Puri which could be a good tourist place. But still, this place is not up to that which could be considered as a good tourist place.

This Muhana or mouth of the river is an important place for the Sea which sometimes create a flood-like situation in the sea.

- All these photographs are taken by Rajashree Sahoo.
- All the photo rights are reserved to Rajashree mam and we have published here with her permission. 
- Before reusing these photographs, you may need her permissions.

19 Nov 2019

The design of houses always attracts people. Each and every person have their dream to make their dream house and all do accordingly. Some people build the house with lots of money and some with huge decorative things. But everybody is creating their house as per their dream.

Apart from all the house designs, some colorful designs of Tribal houses always attract more people. In some places, tourists come to visit their village just because of these attractive houses.

Tribal house is a subgenre of house music that combines traditional house music with world music. It is similar in structure to the deep house but provides elements of ethnic or indigenous musical percussions (typically conga drums or its synthesized derivative).

Apart from the traditional Adivasi house, now they are decorating the whole house in a different way which attracts more people. That typical and unique color of walls, the designed decorations with a neat and clean environment gives positive vibes.

Not only the walls but the whole design of the houses are also different and they make these houses in such a way that the overall look of the house appears like the most attractive place.

* All these images are taken by Sudarsan Swain sir and published here with his permission.

24 Oct 2019

Biranchi Narayan Temple in one Sun Temple in Bhadrak under Odisha Tourism. It's another Sun Temple after Konark Sun Temple and the Biranchi Narayan Temple of Buguda, Ganjam.

Sri Biranchinarayan Temple is in Palia village, which is located around 15 kilometers (9.3 mi) from Bhadrak Town. It's on the south side of Bhadrak, on the way from Bhadrak to Chandabali. It occupies a significant place in the cultural map of Odisha state of India.

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 luster. The existing temple is dedicated to Biranchi-Narayan, who is enshrined as a roughly four-faced image of the Sun.

A square stone slightly tapering towards the top contains four carved images of the Sun, god in relief, on the four sides of a slab. The figures hold two lotuses in two hands, as usual, and are depicted standing on chariots drawn by seven horses. Architecturally, the temple can be dated to the 13th century. It was renovated and reconstructed at the beginning of the 20th century by the generosity of a local zamindar.


In general, the structure exhibits the Kalingan style of temple architecture. The peculiarities of the temple include the two doorjambs of the eastern door, which probably originally belonged to a Saiva temple and were reused in the present temple during a renovation. The sculptures and carvings of the two doorjambs bear a close resemblance to the Siva temples of Bhubaneswar and Khiching of the 10th or 11th century AD.


The main festival of this temple is Ratha Saptami or so-called Maagha Saptami. And another main festival is Samba Dashami. Since Samba, the son of Lord Krishna got cured by worshiping Sun, this festival is celebrating with joy.

  • All these photographs are taken by Jagannath Panigrahi.
  • And the data written about the temple are collected from different sources on the Internet.

Further Reading

1 Aug 2019

Odisha is considered one of the most beautiful states of India for the jungles, lakes, waterfalls, hill areas, etc. The actual beauty of Odisha comes out in the Rainy Season.  Here we have shared some beautiful photos of Odisha from the three Major Districts which are considered to be the most beautiful districts of the state.


Rayagada is a district of meadows, forests, waterfalls and terraced valleys, peopled by many primitive tribal groups. The scenic beauty and heritage on the land is an unexplored paradise.




The pattern of people living in the district show unity in diversity of races, languages, and culture. The Scheduled Tribes living in the district possess dissimilar economics ranging from food gathering to settled cultivation. Their languages/dialects, societies and culture show inter-societal and -cultural variations because of the ethnic mosaic.






The Kalahandi region had a glorious past and great civilization in ancient time. Archaeological evidence of stone age and Iron Age human settlement has been recovered from the region. Asurgarh offered an advanced, well civilized, cultured and urban human settlement about 2000 years ago in the region. In South Asia, it is believed that the lands of Kalahandi district and Koraput district were the ancient places where people started cultivation of paddy. 







Koraput is a part of the tribal belt in southern Odisha. As the term 'tribal' often denotes a negative connotation, the indigenous people here prefer to be known as Adivasis, i.e. "original inhabitants". Many different Adivasi communities live in this district. This place is known as the Heaven on Earth for the scenic beauties.



* All these photographs are taken by Alisa Sahu.
* She had shared these on her Twitter handle, and all are posted here with her knowledge. If you wish to share these, then please take the appropriate permission from her.
* Some contents are taken from Wikipedia.

28 Jul 2019

Dagara Beach, one of the scenic beach in Balasore, Odisha that draws local tourists during weekends. The best part of the beach is less crowded unlike the beaches of Puri or Konark. Mainly, the beach is famous for the red crabs, silvery sand, and Casuarina evergreen trees. It is one of the few beaches from which both sunrise and sunset can be viewed over the Bay of Bengal. 

Visitors come to enjoy the pleasant picnic areas, especially around the Christmas and New Year holiday season, which is known as the best picnic time in Odisha or India. Fishing by small boats with the local fishing flock is very popular here.

Dagara Beach is relatively unknown beyond the states of Odisha and West Bengal, but the state government is taking measures to promote tourism in the area. Recently, a beach festival has been launched.

The Dagara Beach Festival attracts thousands of visitors from the state of Odisha and neighboring West Bengal. The festival is a platform for performing artists and connoisseurs of classical dance.

The local city from here is Jaleswar which is 40 kilometers away. And it's just 45 kilometers away from Digha, the very famous Beach of Balasore and West Bengal. And the main town of the district Balasore is just 62 kilometers away from this beach.

  • All these photographs are taken by Surykam Dey.

5 Oct 2018

Nirmaljhara is renowned for Lord Vishnu and a beautiful water stream, which is situated near Khallikote (Odisha) and a distance of 60 to 70 km from Berhampur. This water stream name as Nirmaljhara flows out from an image of Lord Vishnu's feet. Over the year the beautiful stream has evolved as one of the famous tourist sport and pilgrim places. The Nirmala Jhara flows from the from the Badaghati Mountains in the Eastern Ghats.

Along with the Vishnu temple, there are several temples like Jagannatha, Bimala, Radhakrushna, Nilakantheswara, Ganesha, etc inside the campus area. According to the history, these temples are made by Balunkeswar Maharaj, the King of Khalikot in around 1700 AD.

Some days before, one of our friends, Jolly Bisoyi had visited this place and she had captured these beautiful clicks and also wrote this blog for us. 

6 Aug 2018

Sri Sri Harisankar Devasthana(Odia: ଶ୍ରୀ ହରିଶଙ୍କର ମନ୍ଦିର), is a temple on the slopes of Gandhamardhan hills, Odisha in India. It is popular for its scenes of nature and connection to two Hindu lords, Vishnu and Shiva. As a holy place, along with a stream passing on the granite bed, it has given some visitors a feeling of peace. On the opposite side of the Gandhamardhan hills is the temple of Nrusinghanath.[1] The plateau between the two temples has been found to have ancient Buddhist ruins, which are considered to be remnants of the ancient Parimalgiri University.

Today, I got some snaps of Harisankar Temple by one of our friend, Soumya Ranjan Sahu.

* All these photos are captured by Soumya Ranjan Sahu

19 Jun 2018

Bhadrak, a district of Odisha whose name is based on the name of Maa Bhadrakali. Bhadrak is also famous in Odisha for Kali Puja. There is another temple of Maa Kali known as Pathara Kali, and this temple is situated near to the Bhadrak Railway station. Near to this temple, people organized the famous Kali Puja. We have shared lots of blogs about Maa Bhadrakali, Bhadrakali Temple, Kali Puja in Bhadrak. But today, we have some snaps of Maa Dakshinaswara Kali Temple situated in Bhadrak Town. All these photos are taken by Barada Das.

This temple is situated near to Bhadrak Bus stand under Matha Sahi Mauja. You could go here by the road connecting to Bypass from the national highway through the new bus stand. This place is calm and quiet, but cameras are not allowed inside the temple.

11 Jun 2018

Ghanteswari Temple is just 33 kilometers away from Sambalpur district headquarters, which is situated in western part of Odisha on the bank of Mahanadi. Ghanta is the Odia meaning in Odia. People offer bells to Maa Ghanteswari after the fulfillment of their wishes. You could find bells everywhere inside the temple. 

Ghanteswari Temple was built during the 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 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.

4 Jun 2018

Hirakud Dam is built across the Mahanadi River, about 15 kilometers from Sambalpur in the state of Odisha in India. Behind the dam extends a lake, Hirakud Reservoir, 55 km long. It is one of the first major multipurpose river valley projects started after India's independence.

The main purpose of the Hirakud Dam was to check the massive floods that were affecting a large part of coastal Odisha. But, the construction of the dam greatly affected the natives of the western part of Odisha. Nearly 150,000 people were affected by the Hirakud project and nearly 22,000 families were displaced. (All these data are taken from Wikipedia)

All these photos are taken by Ansuman Rath during his visit to Sambalpur in this summer.

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