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Maa Ghanteswari Temple

Maa Ghanteswari Temple
Maa Ghanteswari Temple
Maa Ghanteswari Temple

Description :


Maa Ghanteswari Temple is one of the most holiest and beautiful place in Sambalpur. As the name indicates, there are bells (Ghanti) everywhere. People offer bell to Maa after their the fulfillment of their wishes. A large number of pilgrims visit this place everyday from acrooss the state. This is treated as Heart of Chipilima (a beautiful picnic spot). The specialty of this temple area is, thousands of bells hanging all around, the only place of its kind in Orissa. Maa Ghanteswari Temple is located at 33 kms south-west of Sambalpur and on the bank of river Mahanadi. It was playing an important role for navigation in the past. It was called a light house without light. The place got its name from goddess Ghanteswari. Earlier there were some big size bells on this spot and with the help of wind those were creating enormous sound which made the navigators aware of this trechorous spot and they never came near it. This area being the conglomeration of three streams of water of river Mahanadi, the water current here is very trechorous forming a whirlpool. Due to this many boats were drowned while nearing this spot. Here the wind blows quite heavily and with the help of it the bells were producing sound. Now after the construction of Hirakud dam, this spot became safer.

District Headquarter : Sambalpur
State Capital : Bhubaneswar
Nearest Railway Station : Sambalpur
Nearest Airport : Bhubaneswar
How to Reach :  
Sambalpur Railway Station to Ghanteswari Temple is 27 kms on road. Sambalpur is well connected by rail network also. You can get easy transportation to Ghanteswari Temple through taxi or even by bus.
Best Time : All around the Year
Contact Person : Rabindra Kumar Dalai (District Tourist Officer)
Contact Person Phone : 0663-2411118
Contact Person Mobile : 9438649129
Contact Person E-Mail :
Web Address of the Place:
Last updated on: 25-05-2016

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