Lakhanpur, Odisha

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Lakhanpur
village
Lakhanpur is located in Odisha
Lakhanpur
Lakhanpur
Lakhanpur is located in India
Lakhanpur
Lakhanpur
Location in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 21°46′0″N 83°46′0″E / 21.76667°N 83.76667°E / 21.76667; 83.76667Coordinates: 21°46′0″N 83°46′0″E / 21.76667°N 83.76667°E / 21.76667; 83.76667
Country  India
State Odisha
District Jharsuguda
Languages
 • Official Odia
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration OD 23
Website odisha.gov.in

Lakhanpur is a tehsil in Jharsuguda district, Odisha, India.

Geography[edit]

It is located at 21°46′0″N 83°46′0″E / 21.76667°N 83.76667°E / 21.76667; 83.76667.[1]

Location[edit]

National Highway 200 passes through Lakhanpur.

Places of interest[edit]

The Koilighugar Waterfall, around 200 ft 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 fall the rivulet flows west wards to merge into the river Mahanadi. It is a picturesque beauty spot with its sylvan back drop.

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 Sivalingam has been created outside the waterfall.

Koilighugar has an annual fair on the occasion of Sivaratri.

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