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 with the help of the local villagers and discovered the ruins as well as eleven pillars of the Jagamohana hall still in standing position.
A large Shiva linga of black chlorite stone also built a small temple for worship. You can see the huge number of large stone blocks in the old temple that are lying in the courtyard of the present temple, to the extent that it is possible to study the statues of these ancient temples in their original condition. From the carvings of the new temple and the stone of the original temple. The present temple stands ahead on the side of the pond. Here we find eight pillars and four pilasters and beams that are once upon them. Dhabaleswar Shiva Temple is one of the tourist places in Kalahandi. Source
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