Saturday, August 20, 2011

Chandaneswar Shiva Temple of Baleswar District , Odisha

CHANDANESWAR: It is situated in Balasore district of Orissa / Odisha, is famous for Lord Shiva located in Chandaneswar, Baleswar, Odisha. The popular and holy shrine of Lord Chandaneswar is being worshiped  here . This place is not only popular at people of Balasore District but also in Odisha, Jharkhand, and West Bengal. A great annual fair is being celebrated during the Pana Sankranti  or  Maha Vishuva Sankranti  the first day of the  Odia calendar.  A large number of devotees and pilgrimages from all over the country visit this temple during this period. The Festival is Locally called as Uda Parba,Nila Parba after worshipping Nilakanth Shiva. Thousands of people gather around the temple and keep fasting for several days to fulfill their wishes. This place sees crowded with hundreds of devotees every day and thousands on festive occasion like Chadak mela for Darshan.

How to Reach:  Regular transport is available from Jaleswar in Orissa and from Digha in West Bengal. Nearest rail head is Jaleswar 43 KMs away from Chandaneswar and It is connected with a good road from Balasore  , which is  93 KMs. and Digha  6 KMs.

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