Showing posts with label Holistic Place. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Holistic Place. Show all posts

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Visit a Hot Spring and Famous Lord Hatakeswar at Atri Near Baghamari , Khurda , Bhubaneswar

Atri is name of a small village famous for Hot Spring and Famous Shrine of Lord Shiva Hatakeswaar is near Bhagamari on the State High Way from Khordha to Nayagarh, Balangir nearer to Begunia situated in 20 degree 15'N and 85 degree 30'E. It is by road about 13 km from Khurda and 2 km from Baghamari which is connected with a pukka road throughout the year. Surrounding with paddy fields a hot spring with hot bubbles of water and air is comming up from the ground with a strong odour of sulphor, which pervades the locality. It is known the temperature of the spring water is about 55 degree Celsius. The soil at the spring and for a considerable distance round it is composed of alluvium, of marl and laterite.

The water of the hot spring is being collected in a reservoir which is connected with outlets for over flow of water. The radius of the reservoir is about 10 feet and the depth is 15 feet. The water is clear and stones lying at the bottom of the reservoir are visible when the sun rays fall upon the water. There is a belief that the Lord Shiva will bless any barren lady with a child with the miraculous power of removing the curse of barrenness from women, if she searches and eat whatever her hands could catch then the belief is such they would be blessed with child within a year. Most of Baren Lady searches and find any nut or fruit from the water of the hot spring where People throw coconuts, betel nuts, and other fruits and flowers as offering. Normally women come to the reservoir before dawn, at about 3.00 a.m., and search in the reservoir bed for fruits, nuts, etc.

The famous temple of Hatakeswara is situated near-by and the popular folklore is the said hot-spring is the hot breath of Lord Siva Hatakeswar, where Sivaratri and Makar Sankranti festivals are the auspicious functions organized and are attended by a large number of people. The Makar Sankranti festival lasts for about a fortnight where a big market works with great sales. Even if in this modern age you can find different conventional household articles are being gathered for sale.

On the Sankranti day nearly twenty thousand people came to the mela. The festival is managed by a local committee. A bathing complex has been constructed by the Tourism Department.

How to Reach: The Place is about 2 KM away from Baghamari on the Main Road which is connecting Khurda – Nayagarh and the distance of Baghamari from Khurda is about 13 KM, and about 36 Km from Bhubaneswar the State Capital of Odisha. Baghamari is well connected with Govt and Private Buses from Bhubaneswar and you can find Buses within one hour interval for Nayagarh. At Baghamari you can find Auto Rickshaws or Rickshaws to visit the Place or you can hair a vehicle from Khurda or Bhubaneswar for your own convenient.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Travel to see Bhimkund in Angul district of Orissa , where you can find rare sleeping statue of Lord Vishnu or Anantasayan of lord Bishnu.

Orissa cultural heritage and the Architectual surprise of India the Sleeping Idol of  Lord Vishnu or say Anantasayan at Bhimkund

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The Bhimakund where the Anantasayan statue of Lord Bishnu is situated which is present in the bank of river Brahmani at a distance of about 50 km from Angul town and 28 kilometers from Talchera, Orissa / Odisha. This is the second largest sleeping statue of vishnu in India. The place is Famous for its holistic value and beutiful picnic spot to visit and merrymaking.

Size of  the figure is about 42 feet long and 8 feet wide and expected that is created during 8th-9th century AD. It is listen that an Instution ,  Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts which is working  for the preservation of the architect. This is the best archaeological Sites of Odisha /Orissa.

How to reach:- The place is aboout 28 kilometres from Talchera by bus and 50 kilometres from Anugul Town by Bus.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves - The earli School of Jain Monks, now famous Place for Mahima Dharma Visit Bhubaneswar Orissa Odisha

Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves - The earli School of Monks Bhubaneswar Orissa

Udayagiri and Khandagiri caves are rock cut caves excavated in two adjacent hills stand separated only by a narrow road at Khandagiri Chakka of Bhubaneswar at a distance of around 6 km from Bhubaneswar Bus Station.  ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) has carried out some extensive repair work inside the caves. There are 33 rock cut caves in all. 18 are in Udayagiri cave whereas 15 are in Khandagiri caves. The magnificent caves are said to be built in the 2nd century during the reign of King Kharavela of Chedi Dynasty. They were carved out as residential places for Jain Monks. They were discovered only in 1825 by A Stirling. Many of the caves have beautiful carvings that reveal a lot about its origin and past. Inscription and carvings on the walls show that they once served as Jain Monasteries. Few caves also show connection to Buddhism.

Udayagiri Caves

Udayagiri Hills which means 'Sunrise Hills'. You will find caves at different levels of the hill.Udayagiri hill which is 135 feet tall was earlier called Kumari Parvata  There are 18 caves in Udayagiri starting from the base of the hill itself. All the caves are numbered and many of them are also named.

The main and the most attractive caves is situated at the base itself. Named as Rani Gumpha, it is one of the few double storied caves in these hills. 'Rani Gumpha' or 'Queen Cave' is the largest cave and has gone under extensive repair work. The carvings on the wall generally depict scenes of celebration on king's victorious return. There are religious carving as well as scenes from the royal courts. Jain symbols are also found at many parts.

Ganesh Gumpha which is situated directly above Rani Gumpha is another major cave. The hall strongly resembles a Buddhist chaitya hall. The figures on the wall clearly show that they were once the worship halls for Jain monks. Other interesting cave is Bagh Gumpha and Hathi Gumpha. The entrance to the Bagh Gumpha is carved in the shape of a tiger's open mouth and is visually quite splendid. Though Hathi Gumpha is not as appealing as others but it has great importance historically. A 17 line Brahmi inscription tells us about the expeditions and victories of King Kharavela.

Khandagiri Caves

Whereas 118 feet high Khandagiri hill was known as Kumara Parvata.Khandagiri hill houses 15 caves of which Ananta Cave is the most impressive one. Along with the caves, there are a couple of Jain Temples as well. Even these caves are numbered with few are being named. One thing to notice is that most of the caves are named based on the carvings on the walls of the caves. Like Cave 1 and 2 are named 'Tatowa Cave' as there are carvings of two parrots on the door arches. The caves have figures as well inscriptions on the walls. Then comes the main Ananta Gumpha. The cave is named after carvings of two serpents on the entrance. To save the cave from falling, there have been few additions done as a part of restoration work. The carvings on the walls of the cave depict figures of women and children, athletes, lions, bulls and many other animals. The carvings are different in all the caves. Carvings and structure of some caves tells us that they were once used as dormitories for Jain ascetics.

Tourist Information

The caves are situated right adjacent to Bhubaneswar. So it is not a problem at all to reach here and are a good option for a day excursions from the capital city. The caves are open from sunrise till sunset. There is a nominal entry fee for the caves. The caves can be visited throughout the year but the best time to come here is between October and March.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Taptapani, a beutiful Picnic Spot and Holistic Place in Deep Forest and High Hills of Ganjam District of Orissa , Visit the place and have a Hot Sulphor Water Bath and spend time in lap of Nature

Hot Sulphor Water Bath at Taptapani , Ganjam Orissa / Odisha , India
The bubbling hot spring of Taptapani lies deep in the forests and high on a hill about 56 km from Berhampur. The hot waters, believed to have medicinal properties as mixed with sulphor cures many skin diseasy. Taptapani the Hot Spring , Deer Park , Holistic Bath at Lord Shiva, and moreover the beauty of the rolling tribal inhabited hills are the main attraction has been added to this panaromic place attracts thousands of visitor picnic parties and devotees every year especially in winter.

Deer Park at Taptapani Hot Spring , Ganjam , Orissa / Odisha , India

Source of Hot Spring at Taptapani , Ganjam, Orissa / Odisha , India

Stay at Panthanivas :  If you think to stay there in Panthanivas, you will find  Hot Sulphur water of Taptapani Hot Spring are also provided directly into the bathrooms of the Pantha Niwas (Tourist Bungalow).

Pudamari, Ganjam - 761014

Phone: 06816-255031,06814-211631 email: /

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Visit Maa Samaleswari temple is the famous temple of Sambalpur town as well as state.

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Samaleswari Temple in Sambalpur Town

Panchalingeswar a Beautiful PicNic Spot and Holyplace of Baleswar district of Orissa /Odisha

Baba Panchelingeswar, The Linga can be touched in side the stream water.

Beautiful Mountain with Rocks attracts thousands of Picnicers every Year. Orissa Tourism

Panchalingeswar a Beautiful PicNic Spot and Holyplace Lord Siva near Baleswar district of Orissa

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Holistic Place, Remuna of Baleswar District famous for Khirachora Gopinath Temple

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Holistic Place Remuna of Baleswar District famous for Khirachora Gopinath Temple

The Famous Goddess of Orissa The Maa Tarini of Ghatgaon of Keunjhar District of orissa, Visit the Place , See Video.

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The Famous Goddess of Orissa The Maa Tarini of Ghatgaon of Keunjhar District of orissa, Visit the Place , See Video

Visit Trikut Hill at Kotsamlai to see the Holy Place as Tri Lord was hidden for 144 years under a Cave called Patali Srikhetra near Sonepur of Orissa,

Patali Bije: means The Lord Jagannath had visited Underground as was being hid in side underground Caves. It is learned The Sovanadeva, the King of Orissa fled from the Puri with the images of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra during the Raktavahu invasion and reached his western frontier in Sonepur and buried the images at a place called Sonepur-Gopali, and that after a lapse of 144 years, Yayati Keshari of Somavamsi dynasty got the images dugout, made new images, built new temple at Puri and enshrined them there.
You may call the place as Patali SriKhetra or Patali Jagannath to our omnipresent Lord Jagannath.

Kotasamalai : A place near Sonepur in Ullunda Block of Sonepur District is famous for its holistic approach due to presence of Lord Jagannath for about 144 years and was being worshiped in underground cave at a Hill there as due to insecurity of the SriMandir (Jagannath Temple) and state during Mughole Empire.

Importance became increased: when a committee formed by the SriMandir Executive Committee visited the Place for bring its liveliness through giving touches of development with constant interest of District Collector, Sri Benudhar Das.

How to Visit: Sonepur the Dist Hqr of Subarnapur District is 280 K.M s from Bhubaneswar via, Nayagarh, Dasapalla and Bauda and 300 K.M. via Dhenkanal and Angul, Rairrhakhol on National High Way. Again Kotasamalai is 23 KM away from Sonepur in North. You can hire Cars and Jeeps at Sonepur to Visit Kotasamalai.

Have a Historic & Holistic Feeling, where the omni powerful the Lord Jagannath was kept himself in hide as a Role to teach the society, to how keep away from the abnormal situations. And learn from the place how he was maintained there for 144 Years of Patali Bije.
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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Kendrapada district is situated in east coast belt of Orissa, Kendrapara occupies a total area of 2,644 sq km.

Map of Kendrapada, Odisha

Kendrapada District:

Kendrapada district is situated in east coast belt of Orissa, Kendrapara occupies a total area of 2,644 sq km. The district is bounded with Bhadrak in north, Jagatsinghpur in south , Bay of Bengal in east , Cuttack and Jajpur districts in west direction. This district is blessed with a wide stretch of highly fertile land, Kendrapara earns its yearly revenue from agriculture-based activities. Lord Baladev jew’s Temple, Kanika palace, Vaitarinika wildlife sanctuary and Dangamal are some of the most sought-after tourists places of the district.

Kendrapada Town: Kendrapada is also known as the Tulasi Khetra. This town is famous for the temple of Lord Baladev Jiew.

Kanika Palace: Kanika palace is still has some antiques in it.

Vitarakanika Wildlife Sanctuary: Vitarakanika is 130 Km from Bhubaneswar through Cuttack, Kendrapara, Pattamundai. This wildlife Sanctuary This sanctuary consists of 650 sq km coastal area of Kendrapara, Jagatsingpur and Bhadrak district.

Dangamal: A crocodile project was established at Dangamal where there is a rare variety of crocodiles.Gahiramatha: Gahiramatha is the breeding ground for several endangered species of sea turtles.

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