Saturday, December 28, 2019

Deojhar Waterfall or Dianjhar Waterfall or Deojharan Waterfall, Talapunji Village, Narsinghpur Block, Cuttack District, Odisha - Paradise for Nature Lovers

Deojhar Waterfall:

Deojhar Waterfall is one of the best waterfall in Cuttack district. It is situated in near village talapunji in narsinghpur block. 

It is 130km from Cuttack city and 113 kms from Bhubaneswar. Located 80 KM ahead of the Ansupa Lake along the same route is Deojhar. It’s a beautiful waterfall set amidst the forest of Eastern Ghats . 

The water fall is approximately 40 ft in height and is mostly unknown to the outside world. But locals people favourite picnic destination is this place. The area is a nature lovers delight. 

There is a cave known as Badedidhar at the top of the waterfall, which was the abode of saints. People visited this place do not keep clean due to that a lot of garbage putted here and there. 

Odisha Government must take some steps for beautification of this area. Local peoples called this waterfall as Dianjhar waterfall. For waterfall have to trek in forest path 1/2 km. Must remember take your own food and water to this place as nearby no shop for food available.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Gokulananda Temple and Picnic Tourism Center, Sidhamula, Nayagarh District, Odisha

Gokulananda Tourism Center: 

The Gokulananda Tourism Center, also known as Gokulananda picnic spot is situated on the bank of river Mahanadi. This tourism center consists of Gokulananda temple, an attached picnic area. 

Gokulananda Temple is situated near Sidhamula village, Sidhamula Grampanchayat in Khandapara Block. The temple of Gokulananda is situated on top of a hill on the bank of river Mahanadi. 

It is founded by late Sri Baba Swami Ram Laxman Dash. It is nice to watch the panaromic view of the hill and flowing water of Mahanadi from the hill as well as from Sidhamula bridge. 

The hill is full of tall trees and medicinal plants. There is a small park and rest house on top of hill. Full Grenery on the bank of river Mahanadi suitable for cooking as well as playing games which attracts most of the local and nearby district tourists to this place. 

Many people come here to see the scenic beauty of this spot and for picnic purposes mainly from the months of October to March. This center is situated on the bank of river Mahanadi.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Dutikeshwar Shiva Temple, Jamupatna - A Famous Shiva Temple in Nayagarh District of Odisha

Dutikeshwar Shiva Temple: 

Sri Dutikeswar Mahadev Temple is situated at Jamupatna Village, the foot of Sulia hills, 32 kms from Nayagarh Town. A centuries-old Banyan Tree popularly known as kalpabata stands still in front of the temple adjoining a pond. 

Temples dedicated to Goddess Bana Durga, the Sun God and Goddess Durga are found within the temple complex. Odagaon, at a distance of 5 kms is the nearest bus stop to reach Jamupatana. This is a Famous Picnic Place also among Locals. This temple is a 13th century Shiva Temple, current temple is a new build one.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Biranchi Narayan Temple, Buguda, Ganjam a 200 Year Old Sun Temple also 2nd Sun Temple of Odisha

Biranchi Narayan Temple:

Biranchi Narayan Sun Temple, also known as the Biranchi Narayan or Viranchinarayana or the Wooden Konark, is a Hindu Temple located in the town of Buguda in Ganjam, Odisha. 

It is the second Surya temple constructed in Odisha. The temple was renovated by King Srikara Bhanjadeo in 1790. The presiding deity at the temple is Biranchi Narayan or Surya in the combination of Hindu trinity, whose image was recovered from ruins at Malatigad. 

The imagery also features a chariot driven by seven horses with one wheel on its left side, with Aruna as the chariot's driver.

The roof of the temple is constructed on a total of 46 pillars and contains intricate wood designs. Unlike the Konark temple, which faces east, the Birachi Narayan Sun Temple faces west. 

Consequently, while at Konark sun rays of the rising sun shine on the installed Surya, at the Biranchi Narayan Temple the rays of the setting sun fall on Surya's feet. Though the walls are made of lime and mortar the ceilings and facade are made of timber. 

The ornately carved wooden panels treated with vibrant colours is a treat for the eyes. Though the colours have dimmed with time but they still shines through.

The stories epics like Ramayana, Mahabharata and mythological anecdotes adorning the walls are depicted in such exemplary fashion that they seemingly come to life right in front of you.

This Temple is 60km from Nayagarh Town and 68 kms from Brahmapur Town.