Huma temple is situated at a distance of 23 km from Sambalpur town and the left side bank of the river Mahanadi. Huma is famous for the leaning shiv temple. Lord Bimaleswar Siva is the presiding deity of this temple. The Shiva temple was built in the reign of Baliar Singh, the fifth Raja of Sambalpur. The playful Kudo fishes are the main attraction of the temple. Huma Shiva Temple is a famous temple in Sambalpur District. Boating is available at the Mahanadi River near the Huma Temple to entertain tourists.
The Huma Line Temple in India is located in only two places in India, including the Bimaleshwar Huma Temple in Sambalpur. Mahashivratri is the famous festival of this temple. Throughout the year devotees from different parts of Odisha come here to worship Lord Bimaleswar Mahadev. The amazing thing is the main temple is tilted in one direction, and other small temples are tilted in some other direction. There is a Duma temple is located just in the middle of the river near the Bimaleswar Temple. Huma Leaning Temple is the best tourist place in Sambalpur.
The Huma Temple is one of the Ashtashambhu temples in western Odisha. The 8 Asta-Sambhu Shiva Temples are Kedarnath Temple at Ambabhona (Bargarh), Baidyanath Temple at Deogaon (Bargarh), Balunkeswar Temple at Gaisama (Bargarh), Mandhata Baba Temple at Maneswar (Sambalpur), Swapneswar Temple at Sorna (Bargarh), Visweswar Temple at Soranda (Bargarh), Nilakantheswar Temple at Nilji (Bargarh).
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