Ghanteswari Temple

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Ghanteswari Temple

Maa Ghanteshwari temple is a temple located in Chiplima which is 30 km from Sambalpur city via NH 6 in Orissa, India as of now. A bridge is under construction at Mundoghat a strategically important place between Sambalpur and Chiplima expected to fully functional till the last of 2018. It will reduce the distance between Maa Ghanteswari Temple and Sambalpur to half. As the name suggests there are bells everywhere.[1] People offer bells to goddess Ghanteswari or the Deity of Bells, after fulfillment of their wishes. A large number of pilgrims from across the state visit the temple. It is known as the 'lighthouse without light', built by the early sailors, for whom the bells served as warning against heavy winds. The special significance of this place lies in the great number of small bells hanging all around.

Maa Ghanteshwari Temple is situated 33 kilometres (21 mi) southwest of the district capital Sambalpur on the bank of Mahanadi River. The Chipilima Hydro Powerplant (CHEP) is located near the temple on the same river bank.

Natural Scenery near Ghanteswari

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  1. ^ Tourist Spots In Sambalpur District Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 2011-01-20.

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