Harishankar Temple

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Harishankar Temple
"ହରିଶଙ୍କର ମନ୍ଦିର"
Harishankar Temple, Balangir
Harishankar Temple, Balangir
Harishankar Temple is located in Odisha
Harishankar Temple
Harishankar Temple
Location within Odisha
Coordinates 20°51′16″N 82°51′38″E / 20.854406°N 82.860610°E / 20.854406; 82.860610Coordinates: 20°51′16″N 82°51′38″E / 20.854406°N 82.860610°E / 20.854406; 82.860610
Country  India
State/province Odisha
District Balangir
Locale Harishankar
Architectural styles Kalinga architecture

Sri Sri Harisankar Devasthana(Odia: ଶ୍ରୀ ହରିଶଙ୍କର ମନ୍ଦିର), in India, is on the slopes of the beautiful Gandhamardhan hills, Odisha. It is popular for its scenes of nature and connection to two Hindu lords, Vishnu and Shiva. As a holy place, along with a beautiful stream passing on the granite bed, it has given some visitors a feeling of peace. On the opposite of side of the Gandhamardhan hills is the temple of Nrusinghanath.[1] The plateau between the two temples has been found to have ancient Buddhist ruins, which are considered to be remnants of the ancient Parimalgiri University.


a stream at Harishankar Temple

The deity of Harisankar was discovered by a Chauhan dynasty king of Western Orissa, during the 14th century. From that time, the deity has been worshipped. A dancing Ganesha image has been found, which can be traced to the early 12th century. The temple was constructed by the order of then queen Durlabha Devi of Maharaja Vaijjal Dev Chauhan.



It is located in the district of Balangir, Odisha. The nearest railway station is at Khariar Road.

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  1. ^ "orissa tourism-Harishankar". orissadiary.com. Retrieved 9 January 2013. on its opposite is the temple of Nrusinghanath. 

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