The Minajhola is famous for the Shiva temple, which is located confluence of the river Philopholia, Chouldhua and Vansadhara. It is 70 km distance from Gunupur and 110 km Rayagada town. The Shiva temple has situated in the middle of a large rock in the river. This place is also popularly known as Minaketan.
Lord Shiva and Basua Balada Idol are worshipped by local people on special occasions. Maha Shivaratri is the main festival of this temple, which is celebrated by a large number of devotees. This place is located in the middle of hills and forests, so outdoor tourists come for picnics. Minajhola is approached from Gunupur via Gudari by boat. This Minajhola Shiva temple is a popular tourist place in Rayagada, Odisha.
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