Dhabaleswar Temple is famous for the Saiva temple is situated within Mahanadi over a hillock of Odisha. Lord Shiva is the presiding deity of the place. Although there are many Shaiva Peethas in Odisha, Dhabaleswar Peethas are the most unique. Dhabaleswar Mandir is a 35 km distance from Cuttack via Choudwar. It is 4 km by boat from Chahata Ghata Cuttack and 9 km from Bidanasi by road.
History of Lord Dhabaleswar temple
Baba Dhabaleswar Mandir is one of the oldest temples in Odisha. History has it that a thief turned the black bull into a white bull by appealing to the Lord. The Ganga ruler was built a temple during the 11th century AD.
Various festivals are celebrated at Dhabaleswar’s Pitha Among them is the Badaosa festival of the month of Kartik, while the festival of Makar Sankranti, Mahashivratri, Shravan month is celebrated here on Monday. During these festivals, millions of devotees gather at the holy shrine. Devotees pour water on the Lingam of Dhabaleswar in the month of Shravan to fulfil their wishes. Bada Osa is a major tradition of Lord Dhabaleswar temple, thousands of devotees come to visit this temple every year on this day.
Dhabaleswar Temple Hanging Bridge
The hanging bridge is another major attraction to Dhabaleswar Shiva Mandir. It is one of the most peaceful and pleasant zones for all kinds of devotees and tourists. Dhabaleswar Jhula Pola was built in 2007 for devotees. The bridge is one of the longest Suspension bridges in India. Dhabaleswara Temple is the best tourist place in Cuttack, Odisha.
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