Papadahandi 12 Kms away from Nabarangpur is famous for Shaiva shrine and
historic antiquity Sahid Stamba. Large number of devotee visits this tourist
place on the day of Sivaratri, Kartika Punima and Srabana Purnima.
Papadahandi is 12 Kms away from Nabarangpur. One can reach Papadahandi by hiring
taxis from Nabarangpur. Regular bus services are available to Nabarangpur from
major cities of orissa.
Maa Bhandargharani :
Maa Bhandargharani of Nabarangpur is the presiding deity of the locality. The name signifies the preserver of wealth and protector of lives. She is also worshipped in nearby villages. Tuesday and Saturday are marked for special worship. Devotees throng the temple precincts on every conceivable occasion to seek blessings.
The temple, Situated in the heart of Nabarangpur in front of old palace beside NH 201. Bhandar gharani is an ancient deity worshipped as per non vedic rituals.
The Ghata Yatra, one of her main festivals,is observed every year in the month of April with great enthusiasm among people of the whole District.
Large crowds also gather on Tuesdays, Saturdays, Sankranti Days, Basanti Dashahara and Sharadiya Dashahara.
She is adored all through as the protector of the houses and harbinger of prosperity.
Chandan Dhara :
Chandan Dhara is a natural water fall situated in Jhorigam Block 90 KM away from Nabarangpur.The place is also remarkable for a natural Shiva Lingam. Chandan Dhara is an ideal location for outings and picnic.
Chandan Dhara is about 100 Kms from Nabarangpur towards Umerkote via Jharigaon. Regular bus services are available to Nabarangpur from main cities of Orissa. One can reach Jeypore railway station from major cities of Orissa. And form there Nabarangpur can be reached by bus.
Taxi or auto rickshaws are to be hired from Nabarangpur to go to Chandan Dhara.
The Sahid Smruti Stamba :
The Sahid Smruti Stamba is situated at the bank of the river Tuni near Papadahandi. During Quit India Movement on August 24, 1942, 19 freedom fighters died while fighting with British soldiers during the march towards Dabugam under the leadership of Madhab Pradhani. To keep it in memory of them Sahid Stamba was constructed and every year on 24th August Sahid Divas is observed. The spot till commemorates the freedom loving people of bygone era.
Sahid Smrutistamba is 12 Kms away from Nabarangpur. One can hire taxi from Nabarangpur to reach Sahid Smruti Stamba. Regular bus services are available to Nabarangpur from major cities of Orissa.