Astashambhu Temple is situated at Kualo. It is 72 km from Dhenkanal. Lord Shiva presiding deity of these temples. Lord Kanakeswar, Baidyanath, Paschimeswar, Balunkeswar and Lord Kapileswar is worshipped in Astashambhu Temple. The Kanakeswar is about 24 meters high and preserves some of the earliest sculptures representing ancient temple building activities in Odisha. Kualo Astasambhu Temple is a famous Shiva temple in Dhenkanal.
Kualo Astasambhu temple is a beautiful tourist place near Talcher town. The name of this temple is ASTASHAMBHU” because eight Shiva Lingas are worshipped here. The Main Shiva Lingam in these 8 temples are Kanakeswar, Swapneswar”, Aisneswar, Kapileswar, Baidhyanatheswar, Baneswar, Lokanatheswar, Uttareswara Temple. Locals say the Ashtashambhu temple is a 1,000-year-old temple. Mahashivratri is the main festival of the temple, and a large number of devotees come to celebrate the festival with much fanfare. Kualo Astashambhu Temple is a tourist attraction places in Dhenkanal, Odisha
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