Barada Balunkeswar Baba Temple, Bargarh

The Barada Balunkeswar temple has situated in Gaisima village. It is 13 km away from the district headquarters of Bargarh. The temple was built by Abhaya Singh, King of Sambalpur in between 1766 to 1778. One of the oldest temples in the Bargarh district and also one of them among Asthasambhu temple. Lord Shiva is the presiding deity of the place. Mahashivratri is the famous festival of this place. 

The Barada Balunkeswar temple is one of the Ashtashambhu temples in western Odisha. The 8 Asta-Sambhu Shiva Temples such as Bimaleswar Temple at Huma (Sambalpur), Kedarnath Temple at Ambabhona (Bargarh), Baidyanath Temple at Deogaon (Bargarh), Balunkeswar Temple at Gaisama (Bargarh), Mandhata Baba Temple at Maneswar (Sambalpur), Swapneswar Temple at Sorna (Bargarh), Visweswar Temple at Soranda (Bargarh), Nilakantheswar Temple at Nilji (Bargarh)