Nrushinghanath is a popular pilgrim spot in Bargarh district of Orissa. For the
past few centuries, lakhs of people go there every year in search of peace and
solace. Lord Nrushinghanath is the presiding deity of the sacred mount
Gandhamardhan endearing multitude of memories, astonishingly amalgamating the
legends of the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, the Buddhist Era; even reminiscent of
Bhoj Raj, Sant Kabir and Tantracharya Nagarjuna.
The temple of Nrushingnath
was built in the 15th century and is divided into two parts. This temple
attracts a large number of devotees. Papaharini is the main perennial flow of
the Gandhamardhan, and it means the destroyer of sins. It is symbolic of
Sanatan, the continuum of past, present and future. Flowing out of the
confluence of seven fountains, called saptadhar, it has an average width of
twelve feet. No man made tributary can flow into it. Nothing can pollute or
adulterate this holy stream.
It is a much visited pilgrim destination.
There are many large Shiva temples in the Bargarh district. The most important
are the asta sambhu or the eight Shiva temples namely, Bimaleswar temple,
Kedarnath temple, Baidyanath temple, Balunkeswar temple, Mandhata temple,
Swapneswar temple, Visweswar temple and the Nilakantheswar temple. Apart from
the religious fervour, the artistic beauty of the temple is a major attraction
for the pilgrimage tourists.
Asta Sambhu Temple :
Asta Sambhu In the district of Bargarh a large of Siva Temple were built during the Chauhan rule of undivided Sambalpur.
The most important among them were those of the Asta-Sambhu or 8 Siva Temples.
District Headquarter : Bargarh
State Capital : Bhubaneswar
Nearest Railway Station : Bargarh
Nearest Airport : Bhubaneswar
How to Reach :
By taking bus from bragarh town tourister can reach asta sambhu temple.