Ghanteswari Temple, Sambalpur
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Ghanteswari Temple

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About Ghanteswari Temple

The Ghanteswari Temple, also referred to as Maa Ghanteswari Temple, is situated 33 km south-west of Sambalpur, on the banks of River Mahanadi. This temple is famous for its wish fulfilling bells that are offered by the devotees, to the goddess of this temple. These bells are seen all around this temple and were also used to warn and guide early sailors.

The area around this temple is a conglomeration of three streams. The Mahanadi river used to have many whirlpools in earlier times and many boats used to drown in it. So, to warn any sailor nearing this spot, the bells of this temple were shaken fiercely to produce loud sounds. Due to this, this temple is also called the ‘lighthouse without light’. The place became safer after the construction of the Hirakud Dam, nearby. The Chiplima Hydro Power plant is also situated near this temple.

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  2-3hrs
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Amit Chatterjee
  • Amit Chatterjee
  • Lives in Sambalpur
  • 2 Reviews

"A beautiful place during Rainy season & winter"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted Sep 22, 2014
The place fulfills the requirement of god loving people as well as nature loving people. The god is very powerful here as told by local people. Marriage of one of my office friendís daughter was fixed at outside India after praying in this temple. The surrounding beauty of nature, river & man made water hydraulic project channel made the place a dream place to visit for short while. Ideal time for visit is between Sept to February
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Susanta Dash
  • Susanta Dash
  • Flashpacker
  • Lives in Bhubaneswar
  • 2 Reviews

"Nice place to visit"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted Aug 16, 2013
Its a great place to visit .I am very much happy to see Ghanteswari Temple.Everybody must see once.
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