Fategarh, Odisha

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Fategarh-1,Fategarh-2 & Fategarh-3
Nickname(s): Gadajit
Fategarh is located in Odisha
Location in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 20°18′N 85°20′E / 20.30°N 85.33°E / 20.30; 85.33Coordinates: 20°18′N 85°20′E / 20.30°N 85.33°E / 20.30; 85.33
Country  India
State Odisha
District Nayagarh
 • Total 9,000
 • Official Oriya
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 752063
STD Code 06757
Vehicle registration OD
Website odisha.gov.in

Fategarh is a village in Orissa, located in Bhapur Tehsil in Nayagarh District. It is 33.2 km far from its District Main City Nayagarh. It is 54 km far from its state capital Bhubaneswar.

It is also a main entrance path to Nayagarh district from Bhubaneswar. As of 2011, the village has a population of 9,000, which is quite large compared to the average size of a typical village in Odisha. Nearby tourist places are Shree Neela madhava Temple, Tarabalo Hot spring (the second largest Hot spring of India[citation needed]), Barakhola hillside, mundiapada hillside, Mahanadi Ghat, Kachera Lake, Kaligiri River, Khandapara Palace, Pathani Samant Chandrasekhar's Birthplace and Orissa's longest over bridge(1.2 km) over Mahanadi river here, Connecting Cuttack District towards north-east.

Attractive places for tourists in Fategarh[edit]

Shree Neela madhava Temple[edit]

Origin Of Orissa's Culture and tradition. i.e. The Ancient worship place of Lord Jagannath. Nila Madhava is the name of the idol that was in the possession of a tribal king name Viswavasu. Mythology says that, in the 11th century, sebak Biswavasu and his ancestor worshiping idol of Neela madhava in a secret cave.(a long story inside) after intervention of Raja Indradyumna, Lord Neela madhaba Placed to Shreekhetra 'Puri' well Knowned as Lord Jagannath. Jagannath Temple, Puri.

Tarabalo Hot Spring[edit]

The hot spring is an attractive place for tourists. Tourists visit in winter season for many reasons like bath, worship research purposes. Its managing authority has arranged Four pools specially for bath only. It is also recorded as second big Hot spring In India.

Barakhola and Mundiapada Hillside[edit]

Preferred Tourist place in winter. Local exhibition, Fair arranged for tourists in this hillsides in different occasions.

Mahanadi Ghat[edit]

Tourists entertain Boating here in summer. Bhattarika ghat, padmavati ghat is two famous ghat for tourists.

Kachera Lake[edit]

Touched River kaligiri east to Fategarh. Famous for sight seeing, during rainy season when River Mahanadi swells. During winter, few migratory birds flock to the lake. Good site for fishing/catching crab with local fisherman.

Khandapara Palace[edit]

Rajbati (Fort) of ancient ruler of Khandapara. It also includes Museum of old history of rulers and their kingdom.

Pathani samanta Chandrasekhar's Birth Place[edit]

Pathani Samant (1835-1904) was an eminent astronomer of Orissa. He was conferred the title 'Mahamahoadhyaya' by the British government in 1893, in recognition to his contribution in the field of astronomy. Pathani Samanta Chandrasekhar was born at Khandapara in Nayagarh District. He chose Sanskrit as his medium of education instead of English. He achieved great expertise in traditional Indian astronomy. During his research, he constructed many instruments using the local available materials like wooden sticks and bamboo pieces. His knowledge in astronomy ensured that these instruments had great accuracy in their measurement. His findings are recorded in his book titled 'Siddhanta Darpana', which is written in Sanskrit. This book won him wide acclaim and fame, finding special mention in the European and American press in the year 1899. Pathani Samanta Chandrasekhar's calculations are referred in the preparation of almanacs in Orissa. The Pathani Samanta Planetarium situated at capital Bhubaneswar, is dedicated to him.

Pana Sankranti[edit]

This festival is the most sought after festival in the village. It is celebrated both in the day as well as in the night. One can see, people walking in fire during the march of goddesses. One can get a real feeling of the old traditions, which still exists. Thanks to a group of dedicated people and the characters have been passed on the next generations successfully.

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