Harishankar Temple, Gandhamardhan Hills, Balangir

Harishankar temple is 81 km from Balangir. It is situated in the Patnagarh subdivision. it is also 220 km from Sambalpur. The statue of Harishankar is the combination of Lord Shiva and Vishnu which is from the shape of Nurshingha . it is the presiding deity of the local people. the temple Harishankar is situated at the feet of the mountain Gandhamarjan towards east and south. A beautiful perennial spring is flowing down nearby the temple towards the north. The place is very cool and the natural Sceneries are very enjoyable. There is a Buddha statue in front of the temple headed by seven head serpent which reminds the Buddhist centre of culture and heritage. Besides a small zoo is there which attract the visitors once more. Harishankar temple it is one of the best picnic and tourist place.