DETAILS OF THE HISTORICAL / RELIGOUS / TOURIST PLACE IN THE DISTRICT

 

Sl. No. Name of the Place Distacne from JNV Mode of Transport
01
Lankeswari Temple, Sonepur
32 Km
By Bus
02
Rameswar Temple, Sonepur
32 Km
By Bus
03
Subarnameru Temple, Sonepur
32 Km
By Bus
04
Sureswari Temple, Sonepur
32 Km
By Bus
05
Samadhi Pitha of Bhima Bhoi, Khalia Pali
25 KM
By Bus
06
Charda, Binka
40 KM
By Bus
07
Papakshya Ghat, Binka
50 Km
By Bus
08
Patali Srikhetra, Ulunda
50 Km
By Bus

 

Subarnapur (Sonepur) district is famous for SAMBALPURI PATTA, BANDHA KALA, TERRACOTTA and it is one of the town of temples.

Lankeswari Temple is located inside the river Mahanadi   at Sonepur town, Subarnpur district, Odisha . Once upon a time Sonepur region was known as Paschime Lanka. Goddess Lankeswari   was the presiding deity of  Paschima Lanka. Now Maa Lankeswari   is worshiped by the Kaivarta (fisherman) community of Sonepur and people of Subarnpur   district. One can see this temple while traveling on the road connecting Ulunda, Dharmasala, Sonepur and Birmaharajpur.

Subarnameru Temple is situated in Sonepur   town in Subarnapur district of Odisha.   It is a shrine for the worshipping of Shiva.   Popular story of Gold coin Rain is associated with this Place, with this Temple when an ardent devotee asked lord for help, so the name is Sonepur or Subarnapur. The Place attracts thousands of visitors and Pilgrimages for its scenic beauty as this temple is situated just on the Bank of Tel River. Major festivals are Shivaratri and Kartik Purnima.

Sureswari temple is located at the left bank of Tel River towards the south-west of the confluence of Mahanadi and Tel River . This temple is located in the temple town of Sonepur , Subarnapur district, Odisha. The presiding deity is maa Sursuri and well known as one of the oldest Shakti shrine. The word Sureswari is the sankritised version of Sursuri.

Khaliapali is an importatn seat of Mahima cult where the Bhima Bhoi Samadhi temple is located. It is 25km from Sonepur. It is important to note that Bhima Bhoi was a celebrated poet and religious thinker of 9th Century A.D. and was a preacher of Mahima cult. After his death here, his followers made Khaliapali their principal religious centre. Magha chaurdasi festival is celebrated here with great pomp and splendor.  

Papakshya Ghat at Binika, 32 km from Sonepur is Binka town. Four Kilometer from Binika is the Papashya Ghat on the bank of rive Mahanadi houses the shrine of Lord Gopal.

Patali Srikhetra is a famous place with significant historical importance for Subarnapur district, Odisha. This religious place is associated with Shaktism, Buddhism and Vaishnavism. It is located in the foot of Trikut Hill at Kotsamalai of the Birmaharajpur subdivision of Subarnapur district, Odisha . It widely believed that the idol of Lord   Jagannath, Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra were kept hiding in the caves of the Trikut for a period of 144 years.

Baidyanath is a historic place near river Tel at a distance of 14 km from Sonepur. Lord Kosaleswar Siva is worshiped here. It still contains the marvellous images of dancinga Ganesha, dancing Siva, Hari-Hara, Kartikeya riding in a peacock and various   alasa kanyas . A large number of devotees throng this place during the Shiva ratri festival.

 

 

Charda, 4 km from Binika. It is famous for Kapileswar temple. The village Charada also houses Goddess Chardei whose icon is assigned to 5th 6th Century A.D.

 

 

Thenga Dam Site a famous Picnic spot in Sonepur district is Thengo Dam Site of Birmaharajpur Block on HariharaJora Irrigation Project. The Dame site is attracting thousands of local visitors around the year to have a picnic there under the natural and beautiful environment around.