Chandaneshwar (Oriya: ଚନ୍ଦନେଶ୍ଵର) is famous for a Shiva temple in Chandaneswar, Baleswar, Orissa. A huge annual fair in the Pana Sankranti, the first day of the Oriya calendar, is celebrated on the premises. A large number of pilgrimages from all over the country visit the temple during this period.
Chandaneshwar is in Balasore district of Orissa. Regular transport is available from Jaleswar in Orissa and Digha in West Bengal. It is very near to New Digha, One can go from Digha to New Digha Bus stand by bus/Auto then take shared auto /van rickshow for Temple.
Maha Vishuva Sankranti
The oriya new year Maha Vishuva Sankranti day is very famous around the premises of the shrine. Locally called Uda Parba, Nila Parba after worshiping Nilakanth Shiva, Chadaka Yatra. A half million people gather around the shrine and do fasting of several days to fulfill their wishes. It was built in typical Orissa temple style.
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