Patneswari Temple in Balangir Odisha . Maa Pataneswari is the managing god of Patna realm (present day Balangir). Pataneswari was the superb god of first Chauhan ruler Ramai Dev. A Pataneswari sanctuary is situated around there.
Patneswari Temple in Balangir Odisha, situated 40kms. away from Balangir to the west Patnagarh, the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Patna stands proudly with the shrines of ancient time. The modern Patnagarh is the combination with happy synthesis of mythic past and modern present. Abounding in natural beauty, this town is famous for many historical ancient temples.
The shrines of Goddess Patneswari – the presiding deity – Shakti Peeth in the Chalukya style and that of Someswar Shiva witnessing the 12th century are the monuments of great architectural importance. The sculpture of the temples shows the reminiscence of the earliest group of temples built during the Chauhan rules in western part of Odisha.
The managing divinity is Goddess Pataneswari, a manifestation of Goddess Durga. The Devi here is revered as ten-furnished Mahishasuramardini holding war weapons including sword and safeguards, bow and bolt, thunderclap, a snake, and a long spear. This sanctuary is otherwise called one of the Shakti Pitha in Odisha. Another sanctuary devoted to Goddess Pataneswari is arranged at Sambalpur.
Patneswari Temple in Balangir Odisha is a natural splendorous place of great tourism interest. As its name suggests, it is a hilly area where Lord Dhabaleswar is embodied in very big natural spacious caves measuring an area of 80 feet by 40 feet. There are also 3 others caves nearby. The temple is just 40 feet above the hill foot.
The town of Titlagarh in the Balangir district of Odisha was the hottest place in India on Sunday hitting a scorching high of 48.5 degrees Celsius and Lowest is 6.5 in the winter season.
You can get food from Hotels in the town area.
You can also seek blessings at Maa Samaleswari Temple and Maa Pataneswari Temple and spend time amidst nature at Debigarh Wildlife Sanctuary and Hirakud Dam.
By Air: The Nearest airports are Swami Vivekananda International Airport, Raipur (201 K.M) and Biju Pattnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar (248 K.M). A new airport is being constructed at the industrial township of Jharsuguda (179 K.M) & Nearest Air strip is at Jamadarpali (135 K.M).
By Train: One can reach Balangir by bus or train.
By Road: From Balangir one can visit Patnagarh by bus or taxi.
To visit Patneswari Temple in Balangir Odisha, for the winter season, you preferably hold all your winter garments, shoes, blankets, and also necessary things you want to carry. There is no free pure drinking water, so you can hold a large Gallen of drinking water for your whole journey. Ice creams, cooldrinks, coconuts are available all time here.
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