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Naganatheswar Temple

Naganatheswar Temple
Naganatheswar Temple
Naganatheswar Temple

Description :


Naganatheswar temple belongs to Sri Sri Naganatheswar Shiva and it is at village Nagena, about 20 kms from Dhenkanal. It is the most ancient Saiva temple and was constructed during the reign of the Keshari dynasty. According to scholar Pandit Nagendranath Mohapatra-s Naganath Satakam, it is one of the 12 Yotir Lingas. In the Shotras of the Awashyotirlinga, one of the Yotir Linga is in the Daruka-Vana or Neem forest. This Neem forest is still there in the premises. The sloka of Dwadasha Yotir Linga says that Naganath temple is situated in the southernmost part of Anga Kingdom. It shows that during some time in history, that part of Kalinga touched Anga border. However, nearer to it, there is the debris of a fort which is still unidentified. Here, the river Brahmani turns to north and is as holy as the Ganges.

District Headquarter : Dhenkanal
State Capital : Bhubaneswar
Nearest Railway Station : Dhenkanal Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Bhubaneswar Airport
How to Reach :  
One can reach Dhenkanal by bus or by train. From Dhenkanal one can visit Naganatheswar Temple by bus or taxi.
Best Time : October to March
Contact Person : Dist Tourist Officer (Dhenkanal)
Contact Person Phone : 06762221031
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Last updated on: 12-11-2013

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