Gudahandi Hills in Kalahandi , Odisha. This is a spot which has sculptural proof of the “Sati-Rite” which was pervasive in archaic India and was quit during the British Rule by Lord William Bentick. The figures are recognized as Sati Pillars which can make fascinating review. Junagarh is 26 K.Ms from Bhawanipatna. Maa Lankeswari is the Aaradhy Devi.
Junagarh is a modest community having populace of 19656 according to 2011 Census and its all out region is 15.54 Sq. Km. The N.A.C. was comprised during 1970 in compatibility of Govt. Notice No.24053/UD dtd.31.12.1969.
The town has been isolated in to 12 wards keeping taking into account the smallness of the region of the wards and Geographical condition. Junagarh Town is a 26 K.Ms. distance away from District Head Quarter of Kalahandi District.
The fundamental control of individuals is Agriculture. Upper Indravati Project is the existence line of individuals of Kalahandi whose Right fundamental trench is streaming and furthermore Bhatra Dam to the Junagarh town. Junagarh town is a significant business place.
The Goddess MAA Lankeswari is the managing Deity of Junagarh. The Khandabasa celebration is the principle celebration of Goddess Maa Lankeswari. Large number of individuals of Junagarh and close by regions are gathering here to observe the celebration of the Deity.
Maa Lankeshwari is the central divinity of the Naga tribe at Junagarh. The divinity is as yet venerated by the ruler and his relatives. The relatives of the ruler perform puja in the sanctuary of Lankeshwari on the propitious day of Mulashtami as KHANDABASA.
‘Khandabasa’ celebration was seen at Goddess Lankeswari sanctuary at Junagarh with the assemblage of an enormous quantities of fans. Subsequent to playing out the customary ceremonies, the blades of Goddess Lankeswari and Bhairav were put on the different sides of the Goddess Lankeswari special raised area by a delegate of the imperial family in standing situation over a pile of rice.
Goddess Lankeswari is treated as a conflict Goddess as accordingly the meaning of the act of ‘Khandabasa’. Custom has it that during the standard of Chindakanaga, Ganga, Kalachuri and Naga lines the conventional blade of Goddess Lankeswari was adored to look for her endowments prior to going to a conflict.
Durga Puja and gajalaxmi puja are likewise significant celebrations. Different pandals are developed all through the town.
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The climate of the Kalahandi District is of extreme type. It is dry except during monsoon. The maximum temperature of the District is 45+ degree Celsius, whereas the minimum temperature recorded is 4 degree Celsius. The District experiences the average annual rainfall as 1378.20 mm.
You can get food from local Hotels in the local and town area.
Any time in the whole year you can visit here to fell and enjoy the port.
By Train – Bhabanipatna Railway Station about (29.5Km)
By Flight – Nearest Airport to Kalahandi is at Bhubaneswar, and Raipur which are about 418 km and 261 away respectively.
By Road – 44 min (25.8 km) via NH26
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