Nrusinghanath Temple

Nrusinghanath Temple

Sri Nrusinghanath Temple, the great temple of Orissa in India, is situated at the foot hills of Gandhamardhan Hill in Bargarh. v Bargarh is a popular pilgrim destination, adorned with stunning waterfalls and sculptures, surrounded with serene natural beauty; the temple is situated only 165 km from Sambalpur. Baijal Singh Dev, King of Patna-Garg, laid the foundation of Nrusinghanath TempleBargarh in 1313 A.D.

According to the renowned Chinese traveler Hiuen Tsang, the region used to be a central field for learning Buddhist scriptures. As per Devnagari and Oriya inscriptions, Nrusinghanath Temple in Bargarh was constructed in the Orissan style of architecture, by the King of Patna-Garg, Baijal Singh Dev, in the early 15th century AD.Nrusinghanath Temple in Bargarh is only 45 m high and segregated into 2 distinct parts. The first part houses Lord Nrusinghnath and the second one houses Lord Jagamohan.

A grand Fair is organized yearly in the honour of Lord Nrusinghanath, on Nrusimha-Chatrurdasi Day during Vaishakha Shukla Chaturdashi, in the month of May. This fair lures numerous tourists and pilgrims from around the country.

How to Reach Nrusinghanath Temple

Bhubaneswar is the nearest airport, which is situated at 488 kms. Nearest rail head is Sambalpur, situated at a distance of 164 kms and Bargarh at 116 kms. Khariar Road Railway Station is the nearest railhead. By road it is connected to major cities of Odisha with both private and govt transportation facilities.