Gandhamardan Hill is a highly admired hill in the Baragarh district of the Indian state of Orissa. The hill is known for its abundance of medicinal herbs and is a part of the Eastern Ghats. The hill was once famous for its Buddhist culture and still retains remnants of some Buddhist ruins. According to legends, this hill is believed to be the one that Lord Hanuman carried on his palm to save the life of Lord Rama's brother, Lakshman.
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The foaming waters sparkle vibrantly, acting as a delightful contrast to the unmelting hardness of the granite bed from which it cascades through the sun-dappled jungle.
Echoing its joyful song, birds and bathers thronging the pool created by the swirling waters seem to give thanks to 'Hari' and 'Shankar', the reigning deities of Harishankar Temple perched on the southern slope of Gandhamardan hill. The hillside is famed for medicinal plants. It is about 81 km from Balangir.
Situated in the green environs of the Titilagarh sub-division in Balangir district, the twin villages of Ranipur- Jharial bear strong traces of their very old heritage. This is mainly evident in the frequent ancient temples showing by visiting pilgrims to 'Somatirtha', as they called this region.
Saivism, Vaisnavism, Buddhism and Tantrism clearly enjoyed a immense deal of influence in the region. Situated on the rocky outcrops of this region are a number of temples that are of great interest to tourists.
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