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Panchalingeswar Temple in Balasore

Panchalingeshwar Temple (ପଞ୍ଚଲିଙ୍ଗେଶ୍ଵର) is in Balasore district of Odisha. It named after the five Shivalinga that are enshrined inside. The temple is on top of a hillock near the Nilagiri hill (not to be confused with that of Western Ghats).

The Shivalingas are said to have been enshrined by Sita, the wife of Lord Rama during their exile. Another story holds that King Banasura worshiped the Swayambhu Lingas at this place given its beauty. A perennial stream, which is the main attraction of the area, regularly washes the Shivalingas as it flows over them. To reach to the temple one has to lie flat on the rock parallel to the stream to touch and worship the lingas inside the water stream.

You have to climb 263 stairs to see that temple though. There is a small water flow which becomes bigger in monsoon and underneath that you will find 5 rock piece considered as “Shiva Linga” and for this reason this place is known as Panchalingeswar (Pancha=five, lingeswar = lord shiva)

Best Time To Visit:
Though Panchalingeswar is a round the year destination the months of   October to February when the Magha Saptami fair and Maha Shivratri fair are held. which is the best time to visit. Shakuntala Nivas provides its guests with fascinating ambience along with spectacular interiors and exteriors.
The resort offers superb services and facilities for the total satisfaction and comfort of the guests. Suitable for both business guests and leisure travels, the resort offers easy accessibility to all the important tourist places in the town.
Places To See:
 Tourists are primarily attracted to the village of Panchalingeswar to visit the Panchalingeswar Temple, which is the shrine of Lord Shiva. The temple is located on a hilltop near the Nilagiri hills and is renowned for housing five shivalingas, immersed in a small flow of water. You need to ascend 263 stairs to reach the temple. Walk for 3 km from the temple site through a tribal village, to savor the spectacular sight of the Khumkut Dam. You could also locate a watchtower at the site. You can also visit Sajanagarh, the place of Budarachandi, which is also a popular archaeological site. Make a trip to the Kuldiha Elephant Sanctuary and the Jagannath temple, situated nearby.
Activities In Panchalingeswar:
  If you are a trek enthusiast, then you can trek at the Nilagiri Hills. Enjoy your trips in the nearby sightseeing places. You can also enjoy a nature walk savoring the splendid beauty of Pancha lingeswar.
Nearby Places: Tourist visiting Panchalingeswar can arrange for some interesting trips to nearby destinations. Chandaneswara is a prime attraction of the tourists, renowned for its pristine beach and the shrine of Lord Chandaneswara. Tourists can also visit another serene beach at Chandipur. You can also make a tour to Remuna, the site famous for nurturing the Vaishnavite culture. The place also houses a well-decorated temple of Khirachora Gopinath. Another interesting place is Khiching, popular for housing the age-old Chamunda temple and Kichakeswari temple.
 
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