Ghanteswari Temple

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Ghanteswari Temple
Temple Address
Bagbira, Chipilama, Odisha 768026
Temple overview

Ghanteswari Temple is of a Hindu goddess. It is also known as the Bells Galore. Maa Ghanteswari temple is situated at the bank of Mahanadi River. It is located in the city of Sambalpur in Orissa, India. It is a very famous temple in the surrounding area. Many tourists come to visit this holy and sacred place of the Goddess Deity. The inhabitants of the nearby areas offer the deity ‘Bells’ whenever their wishes get fulfilled. It is a very unique way to offer something to the divine power. The very name suggests the Bells and had been taken from them. The bells create a divine melody and in a way, it provides peace of mind. So, many tourists come here to feel peace and relaxation. Maa Ghanteswari Temple was built by the early sailors in the ancient times. They had built the temple nearby the Mahanadi River because they used to ring the bells as the sign of alarm or the warning against the storm and heavy winds. It is one of the oldest temples in Orissa, India. The architect represents the old Indian way of construction of the temple. It has a dome that invites the cosmic power to bestow upon the pilgrimages. The stone was used for the construction and durability of it. It was a lighthouse without light. To visit this temple one has to go through the unique narrow bridge of Chipilima Hydro Power plant, which is an adventure in itself. Walking on the Chiplima bridge offers beautiful meadows and dense forest views. Mahanadi River waters flow smoothly under the bridge murmuring and kissing the walls of the bridge. The area around this temple is a conglomeration of three streams. The Mahanadi river used to have many whirlpools in earlier times and many boats used to drown in it. So, to warn any sailor nearing this spot, the bells of this temple were shaken fiercely to produce loud sounds. Due to this, this temple is also called the ‘lighthouse without light’. The place became safer after the construction of the Hirakud Dam, nearby. The Chiplima Hydro Power plant is also situated near this temple.

Temple Timings
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

Temple Timing
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