Saturday, November 18, 2017

Khandadhar Waterfall - Keonjhar - Kendujhar - Odisha- A Famous Picnic Place

Khandadhar Waterfall:

Khandadhar Waterfall is in Village Kadakala which is 54 km. away from Keonjhar town of Odisha. 

Khandadhar Waterfall is located in Khandadhar Hill, one of the hills partially in Keonjhar district and other part in Sundagarh district. 

This waterfall is a 500 ft (152 m) high waterfall in the midst of a dense forest. 

It has a "smoke like" appearance created by the spraying of water as it cascades down the rock face. 

In Winter Season lot of localites came here for picnic. Well made step towards waterfall. 

Fooding and Lodging is not available near to this place. Snax item can be get fro nearby village. 

Few Roadside Lunch Hotels are 5kms from this place, who only prepare if you give them order few hour ago. 

The sparkling water drops leave everybody doused. The most captivating sight is the rainbow which is formed at the base of the water fall, and the rainbow appears to dance as the water fall oscillates. 

Previously road towards this waterfall is in very bad condition, new road made which enhance the connectivity to this place.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Beaches in Balasore District of Odisha

Odisha has a huge coast line and there are some fine beaches in balasore district, they are.

Chandipur Beach: 

The calm Beach at Chandipur is surely one among many of the fine Beaches of the country. With the sea water receding approximately 5 kms during low tide and advancing to the shore during high tide everyday, the Chandipur Beach at Odisha (Orissa) offers a truly unique and captivating sight. Easily accessible via train, the Beach is merely 16 kms from the Balasore Town. Watching the sea vanish right in front of your eyes and then observing its return is a very rare site. And to add more to this hide and seek of water, the Casuarina trees and creeper sand dunes seem to be swaying on a melodious musical note. Chandipur Beach is one of Odisha's finest Beaches. The musical sway of the casuarinas trees and creepered white sand dunes add to its seductive beauty. The serene and peaceful landscape of Chandipur captivates the visitor.

Talasari Beach:

Talasari Beach is located in Balasore district of Orissa. The Beach is unique as the shore waters are not as turbulent as  other Beaches and are quite and calm and peaceful. The backwater is also a major attraction to the tourist. people need to cross the back water to reach the sea shore. You can also notice red crabs on the Beach.Talasari Beach is located in Balasore district of Orissa. The Beach is unique as the shore waters are not as turbulent as  other Beaches and are quite and calm and peaceful. Unknown to the world, this landscape of Beach is less exploited by the tourists. The calm waters flowing along this Beach are beautiful yet personified as a stranger to the world of tourists. One should ideally go just to watch the sun’s movements along the shadows of water. At a distance of only 3 Kms. from Chandanswar one can find the maiden sandy Beach at Talasari pleasantly surrounded by casuarina groves.One can observe  with surprise the glistening glory of the Beach at sun rise and sun set. A jeep drive along the Beach (8 Kms.) from Talasari to Digha (West Bengal) is a rewarding experience.

Kasaphal Beach:

This beautiful Beach situated in Balasore dist.,about 25 km from Balasore city ,a versatile place having beutiful lonely Beaches with a fishing jetty nearby naming the Bahabalpur port and beautiful kasurina plantation nearby. It is having a very good potential to develope a major tourist spot if modern facilities like Boating & inland water transport facilities would be developed by the local Govt. This marvel of Nature gives the bathers an unexpected pleasure of fearlessly walking into the sea and happily playing with the waves. When the waters disappear, you can even take walk into the see and play arround with the water springs. The beauty of the exposed bosom of the Beach is further enhanced by casuarina trees and the wave of the sand. The Delta of Dubdubi and Panchpal rivers make a fantastic fishing harbour. Boat riding with the fisherman in to the see makes unmemorable day in any ones mind.This is a good destination for picnic lovers.

Balaramgadi Beach & Fish Market:

Balaramgadi Beach is a fishing market and fishing community at the confluence of the Budhabalanga River just 2 kms. away from Chandipur. Every evening 100’s of Trawlers leave Balaramgadi for fishing and return back the next day with tons of fish. Golden sandy Beaches, turbulent water of the sea and the cool sea side breeze represent the exotic Beach of Balaramgadi. A natural health resort of the state, the fresh and pollution free air relieves the tourist from the stress and strains of daily mundane life. The sunrise and sunset on the Beach casts a magical spell on the tourists. A walk on the sand rejuvenates the visitors with renowned energy and vigor. The clean Beach offers the tourists with a unique scope to experience sunbath on the sandy Beaches of Balaramgadi. A swim in the tumultuous water of the sea fills the tourist with an utmost sense of excitement and thrill. For those who want to enjoy some kind of adventurous sports in their trip to Orissa, Balaramgadi presents them with a plethora of exciting sporting events. The boat rides on the River Budhabalanga refreshes the mind, body and soul of the tourists. Fishing is another prominent sport of the place that is practiced by the local citizens and the tourists as well.

Chaumukh and Dagara Beach:

Dagara and Chaumukha Beach are in Baliapal Block, Balasore broadly used to mention about the closer seaside and Beach. It is 64kms from Balasore Town. The Beach is not explored & remains as one of the virgin Beaches. The Beach is also special with the presence of red crabs, silvery sand, casuariana forest. Fishing by small Boats with the local fisher flock is very interesting.Its one of the best Beaches & calmness prevails with natural beauty embedded in it. The Beach is ideal for sea bath & surfing. The Beaches glow with the presence of group picnickers on new years and X-mass days every year.

Kharasahapur Beach:

Kharasahapur Beach is situated at a distance of 37 Kms from balasore town. Close to Sea Beach,   Mangala Temple is worth seeing. It is a Saktipitha . A tourist visiting the temple should not miss the chance  of  enjoying the blue view  of Bay of Bengal enriched with calm and serene atmosphere. Fishing Jetty located 1 Km. from the spot is further attraction to tourist. Fishing by small  boats and Motor launch with local fisher folk is very Interesting. It is one of the favorite picnic spots of the people of Balasore.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Ramatirtha - Jashipur - Mayurbhanj - Odisha - Waterfall - Crocodile - a Famous Picnic Place


Rama Temple
 Ramatirtha of Mayurbhanj is very famous in Odisha due to its natural beauties, waterfall, crocodile breeding center and temple of Sri Rama.

Ramatirtha Waterfall
 As per the Indian mythological history, during the days of Tretaya Yuga, Lord Sri Rama along with Devi Sita and Brother Laxman passed thorugh the forest of Similipal; where due to tiredness Sita sat on the platue for a while and she wash her face and feet in the river that flows beneath.

Ramatirtha Waterfall
 Then onwards, Ramatirtha of Mayurbhanj became a legendary place in the name of Sri Rama and Devi Sita. 

Ramatirtha Waterfall
 Every year on Makar Sankranti (Mid of January), Local peoples celebrate Tusu festival. Tusu is a type of tribal and local song, on which the people used to dance in a group.

Ramatirtha Waterfall
 Ramatirtha is located nearby Jashipur town of Mayurbhanj district of Odisha. Ramatirtha is located beneath the feet of Similipal National Park.

Rama Temple
 It is the only Crocodile breeding Center of Mayurbhanj district which attracts lots of tourist to visit. Mayurbhanj district is fully sheltered with vast natural resources and exquisites, that attracts lacs of tourist every year. 

Ramatirtha Waterfall
 The crocodiles kept at Ramatirtha of Mayurbhanj are Mugger Crocodiles' (Crocodylus palustris).

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Chandaneswar Shiva Temple - Chandaneswar - Balasore - Odisha

Chandaneswar Shiva Temple:

Chandaneswar Temple
 The holy shrine of Lord Chandaneswar is a religious centre not only for the people of Balasore District but also places adjacent West Bengal.  

Main Entrance Gate
 It is a unique sight to see the devotees flock together in hundreds everyday and in thousands on festive occasion like Chadak mela for Darshan of the Lord which falls in April every week. 

Chandaneswar Temple View
 Chandaneshwar is in Balasore district of Orissa. Regular transport is available from Jaleswar in Orissa and Digha in West Bengal.

Other Temples in Chandaneswar Temple Complex
 It is very near to New Digha; one can go from Digha to New Digha Bus stand by bus/Auto then take shared auto /van rickshaw for Temple.

Another View of Chandaneswar Temple
 It is 6kms from Digha, 42kms from Jaleswar and 100 kms from Balasore Town.

Front View of Chandaneswar Temple
 Regular Bus Services Running from Jaleswar and Balasore to Chandaneswar.

Another View of Chandaneswar Temple

Other Temples in Chandaneswar Temple Complex

Monday, January 30, 2017

Khirachora Gopinatha Temple - Remuna - Balasore - Baleswar - Orissa - Odisha

Khirachora Gopinatha Temple:

Khirachora Gopinath Temple
The Khirachora Gopinatha Temple is situated in Remuna. It is a little town located 9kms east of Balasore. This place shelters five places of consecration, viz, Shri Khirochora Gopinath Temple, Shri Ramchandi Temple, Shri Madhabendra Puri Matha, Saptasara River, and Gadagadeswara Mahadeva Temple. Out of these five emblems of religious fervor, Shri Gopinath Temple is the one which has gained global popularity because of the story that underlines its existence in the tiny town of Remuna. 

Khirachora Gopinath Idol
The legend behind the origin of Lord Gopinath lays down that, in the Tretaya Yug, Shri Ramachandra had been in exile along with his wife Sita and brother Lakshman. When, Shri Rama was in Dandakaranya, one day on watching a cowman tending to his cows, he smiled a bit. Sita, on seeing her husband smile, inquisitively asked the reason behind that smile. Rama predicted that in the Dwapar Yug, he will take birth as Lord Krishna and would in the same way tend to the cows at the banks of river Yamuna. On listening to this prediction, Sita insisted Rama to show her an image of Lord Krishna. Lord Rama on the request of goddess Sita engraved an image of Shri Krishna on a black granite stone lying over there. As soon as goddess Sita laid her hands on the image, it came into life. 

Main Temple
With the passage of time, this engraved stone was found by King Langula Narasimha Deva and installed it in Remuna. This king also arranged to have dug the two bigthanks, 'Brajapokhari' and 'Kutapokhari'. From that day onwards that image was worshipped as Lord Gopinath. Another legend lays down the story that Remuna got its name from the fact that it was Ramanya or a very beautiful landscape. 

Main Temple of Gopinath
It was such a beautiful place that, Lord Gopinath instructed the King Langula Narasimha Deva in a dream that he wanted to get worshipped in that place. The King obeyed the instructions and constructed a temple on the very place and named it Shri Gopinath Temple. In the course of time, Shri Chaitanya’s guru Ishwarpuri and Ishwarpuri’s guru Shri Madhavendrapuri came to Remuna and ultimately the image that was established in the temple was christened Sri Gopinath. Thus this place gained immense popularity in the whole of India. 

Khira Bhoga
The full name of Gopinath Temple is Khirachora Gopinath temple. Khirachora means one who stole the milk bhog (ambrosia). Every aspect of the temple has a story attached to it. In the same manner this name also has an interesting story behind the christening of the temple. It is believed that Shri Madhavendrapuri, one of the devout devotees of Lord Gopinath had once visited this temple. After completing his prayer, he wanted to have the Khiro bhog (the milk ambrosia) but as was his want, he never begged for food. With a heavy heart, he went to the nearby Ramachandi temple and started singing hymns in praise of Lord Gopinath. It is a daily ritual in the temple that every day twelve pots of Khira bhog are offered to the God. On that very day when those twelve pots of offerings were offered to the Lord, the priests found it to their utter surprise that one pot of the milk bhog was missing. 

Entrance to Temple
The priests desperately searched for the missing pot, as it was regarded a bad omen if God’s offerings are stolen. To their disappointment, they found nothing. That very night, the Lord appeared in a dream of the chief priest of the temple and laid bare the whole secret behind the mystery of the stolen milk pot. He said that it was none other than he who had stolen the milk pot and hidden it inside the cloth that his idol is wearing. He further instructed the priest to immediately go and offer the pot of bhog to his favorite devotee, Shri Madhavendrapuri. 

Entrance to Temple
The priest at once woke up and went to the main chamber where the idols were there and to his surprise found a pot of bhog. He took it and immediately offered it to Shri Madhavendrapuri, who was quietly sleeping under a tree in front of the Ramachandi temple. 

Samadhi Temple of Rasikananda
This incident rapidly spread far and wide, thus bringing huge number of devotees to the place and worldwide popularity to the place. It is a crime to steal, but the God himself committed this crime for the love of his disciple. It is a rare instance of God serving his devotee. This temple exemplifies God’s unflinching and true love for his ardent believer. A visit to this holy place is, thus, a must for every believer of Shri Gopinath.