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Dhabaleswar Shiva Temple, Mohangiri, kalahandi

Dhabaleswar Shiva Temple is situated at Mohangiri. It is around 85 km to the northeast of the district headquarters, Bhawanipatna, Kalahandi. A mountainous stream called Kali Ganga is flowing nearby, on the bank of the River, which stands a Siva temple. The Shiva temple stands on a hill. Local folklore records that around 1940, one assistant sub-inspector of police, who was posted in this remote area, came to know through a dream that one Siva temple was lying buried underneath. His dream came true when he dug out the hillock…

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Uma Maheswar Temple, Belkhandi, Kalahandi

Belkhandi Uma Maheswar dhabaleswar Temple is Situated on the confluence of the river Tel and Uttei. It  is 67 K.Ms from Bhawanipatna. Two tributaries of the river Mahanadi, Belkhandi has gained prominence as a centre of religious activities and archaeological importance with a picturesque site. Besides the temples now standing therein, ruins of 12th Century monuments have been excavated from there in the recent past. Among the sculptures unearthed images of Sapta Matruka (Seven Mother Goddesses) and Uma Maheswar are not-worthy. The ruins of Belkhandi are preserved in a small…

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Ambapani Wildlife Sanctuary, Kalahandi

The Ambapani Wildlife Sanctuary is located 77 km from Bhawanipatna. The picturesque Ambapani hills present a panoramic view of nature. A frolicking valley called “Haladigundi” in this hill range exhibits some peculiar features due to the reflected rays of the sun. In the morning and evening, the objects of vision appear yellow. The whole area abounds in spotted deer, Sambar and Black Panthers who can be seen at the Behera reservoir. 5 K.Ms away are the pre-historic cave paintings at Gudahandi. The Sanctuary is surrounded by hills and forests. Dokrichanchara…

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Gudahandi Hills, Cave & Waterfall, Kalahandi

Gudahandi hills and waterfall is located in the Ampani sanctuary of the Kalahandi district of Odisha. It is around 86 km from Bhawanipatna and 68 km from Nabrangpur. In the Gudahandi hills are some ancient caves bearing pictographic paintings of remote antiquity. Three small hills, all of curved length, are together known as the Gudahandi hills. The name Gudahandi, meaning a pot, for molasses, has its origin in the impression its shape apparently conveys. A rivulet named Behera flows past the village. There are remains of a very old dam across this…

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