Koilighugar Waterfall

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Koilighuar Waterfall
କୋଇଲି ଘୋଘର ଜଳପ୍ରପାତ
Location Jharsuguda district, Odisha, India
Total height 200 ft (61 m)
Number of drops 1
Watercourse Ahiraj
Koili Ghoghar

Koilighugar Waterfall is in Jharsuguda district, Odisha, India.[1]

Location[edit]

From Gobindpur Chowk in National Highway 200, which is between Jharsuguda and Raigarh, take a right turn. A 6 km (3.7 mi) drive from there through thick śāl and mahua forests will take one to Koilighugar Waterfall. Gobindpur is 20 km (12 mi) from Belpahar.

Places of interest[edit]

The Koilighugar Waterfall, around 200 ft (61 m) in height, is in the Lakhanpur, near the village Kushmelbahal. The waterfall is in a rivulet named Ahiraj which originates from the 'Chhuikhanch' forest. After the waterfall, the rivulet flows westwards to merge into the Mahanadi river. It is a picturesque beauty spot with its sylvan backdrop.

Inside the fall there is a Shivalingam known as Maheswarnath. The lingam is submerged in water and is not ordinarily visible. For the benefit of the pilgrims, another Shivalingam has been created outside the waterfall.

Koilighugar has an annual fair on the occasion of Sivaratri.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welcoming All The Kosli People: Waterfalls Of Kosal (Western Orissa)". jaikosal.com. 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2012. Koilighugar, Jharsuguda Dist 

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