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Leaning Temple, Sambalpur

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Address: Situated on the bank of River Mahanadi,huma, 32-km from Sambalpur City: Sambalpur State: Orissa Location: East India Year of Construction: 1670 A.D. Constructed By: King Baliar Singh Type of Construction: Ancient Type of Building: Temple Dedicated To: Lord Shiva Other Deities: Lord Bimaleswar Religion: Hinduism Importance: The legend is that a milkman who daily offered his dole of milk, was at once drunk up by the rock, and this miraculous circumstance led to enquiries, which ended in the construction of the present temple. Famous For: The temple is situated on the bank of River Mahanadi and the fishes locally know as "Kudo" take sweets from the hands of devotees. Festival: The famous festival during Siva Ratri every year. Accomodation: Accomodations are available at the budget hotels and lodges in Sambalpur. Accesibility: Sambalpur is well connected to the other major cities by rail and road. Huma is 32 km from Sambalpur, on the banks of Mahanadi river. It is home to the famous Leaning temple, dedicated to Lord Bimaleswar. Kudo fishes are found in large numbers in the river at this point but are not to be disturbed as they are said to belong to Lord Bimaleswar. The temple site offers tourists a beautiful view of the surrounding environs. About Leaning Temple in Sambalpur Orissa : The Leaning Temple in Huma is one of the wonders of the medieval period. It is situated on the left bank of the Mahanadi River and is about 28 km east of Sambalpur in Orissa. Many enigmatic legends have been clustered around the construction of this temple. It is believed to have been built in the 17th century by Veer Baliyar Singh, the then king of Sambalpur. Lord Shiva in the form of Lord Vimaleshwar is the presiding deity here. An attraction is Kudo fish, which is believed to be the belonging of Lord Shiva. Special offerings are made to this fish. A grand fair is held here on the occasion of Mahashivaratri.

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