Budharaja temple is situated on a small hillock inside Sambalpur city. The temple is covered with Forest and in the middle of Budharaja hill. There is a Shiva temple located on the top. Lord Shiva is worshipped in this temple. According to locals, the temple is about 600-700 years old and was built by the king of Sambalpur. The Sital Sasthi is a Major festival in western Odisha, so it is celebrated as the main festival in the temple, which day thousands of devotees come here and observe this festival. It is believed that there is a secret tunnel to the temple from here. Budharaja Mandir is one of the most famous temples in the Sambalpur district.
The Budharja Hill is an important historical site of Sambalpur as it is associated with the story of veer Surendra sai. From the top of Budharaja mountain, you can see the beautiful scenery of Hirakud Dam. A watchtower has now been set up by the Sambalpur Municipality, that tourists can enjoy the natural view of Sambalpur Town. There is a beautiful park on the Budharaja Hilltop, and everyday local people come here to enjoy the night view of Sambalpur city. Budharaja Hilltop is a popular tourist attraction and peaceful place in Sambalpur, Odisha.
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