The Panchalingeswar temple is located on a hill called Devgiri near Nilagiris. It is 30 km distance from Balasore town and 10 km from Nilagiri Jagannath temple. Five Shiva linga are worshipped here. The perennial stream flows on the five Lingams constantly throughout the year. It was the capital of Banasur who had established here five Lingams for the public so that the place is called Panchalingeswar. To reach this temple, one has to climb about 300 steps. It is believed that devotees come to worship and touch these five Lingas in the spring, and Touching these five lingams inside the stream fulfills their wishes. The Panchalingeswar Shiva Mandir is a famous temple in balasore.
The Panchalingeswar hill is surrounded by many small and large hills, which attract tourists to come here. During the holy month of Shravan, the Kaudia come and pour water on Shiva Lingam. Maha Shivaratri is the main festival of the temple, and many devotees from Odisha and Calcutta come here to observe this festival. The place is surrounded by natural scenery and attractive to visitors. There are many waterfalls in the Panchalingeswar hills where tourists can bathe. There is Panthasala at the foot of the Panchalingeswar hill for tourists to rest. Nilagiri Jagannath Temple is located around 9 km from Panchalingeswar Temple. Panchalingeswar Temple is one of the most popular famous Temple in the Baleswar District.
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