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Chitroptala River Siphon-cum-Bridge
Chitroptala River Siphon-cum-Bridge
Salepur is located in Odisha
Location in Odisha, India
Salepur is located in India
Salepur (India)
Coordinates: 20°29′N 86°06′E / 20.48°N 86.10°E / 20.48; 86.10
Country India
 • TypeNAC
 • BodySalepur N.A.C.
 • Total205.54 km2 (79.36 sq mi)
27 m (89 ft)
 • Total17,455
 • Density850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
 • OfficialOdia
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code0671
Vehicle registrationOR-05/OD-05
Area and population are for the entire Salepur block.

Salepur is a town and a Notified Area Council in the Cuttack district of Odisha, India.[1]


The name Salepur is primarily derived from the combination of two words viz. sali (Paddy) and Pur (Place). It is due to the reason that Salepur belt is one of the largest producers of Paddy in the State of Odisha because of its highly fertile soil.

Salepur is famous for the Bikalananda Kar's Rasagola.

Rasagolla made by Bikalananda Kar's

[2] Canned Rasagolas from Salepur are exported to different parts of Odisha, India and abroad. Other Odia confections, such as Chhena Poda, Rasaballi are also famously sold here.

It is situated near the bank of holy river Chitrotpala. It's about 25 km from the city of Cuttack and 55 km from the state capital Bhubaneswar.

Places of interest[edit]

  • Hindu Temples: Kulia Hanuman Temple, Kalagni Temple, Saheshwari Temple, Sidheswar Temple, Bateshwara Temple, Biseswara Temple, Gangeswar Shiv temple, Garuda Temple, Jadedeswar temple near badapokari Talapada, Chateswar Temple at Krishna Pur, Sani Temple at Janardanpur & Ananteswar Temple at Lendura Bhagabanpur, Gangeswar Mahadev (Shiv Temple )
  • Masjids: Madarsa Jamiya Islamia Markazul Uloom (Sungra), Jama Masjid(Guhalipur), Jama Masjid(Daryapur), Jama Masjid (Simalpada), Jama Masjid (Rodhpur, Salipur), Jama Masjid (Barigol), Jama Masjid (Salarjung), Jama Masjid (Kusambi), Jama Masjid (Rasulpur), Jama Masjid (Saipada), Jama Masjid (Sankarpur), Jama Masjid (Masoompur)
  • Scenic beauty: Chitrotpala river Bank, Kadamkanta jungle.
India's largest Siphon-cum-Bridge at Salepur near Raghabapur Village
  • Fairs and festivals: Munsi Melana (Dola Jatra), Eid-Ul-Fitre & Eid-Ul-Zuha (Sungra Eidgah)
  • Utkal Mahotsava (Salipur High School Ground)
  • Car festival at Saheshwari Temple, Dusserah
  • Lakshmi Puja (Manabasa Gurubara)
  • Kaali Puja
  • Deepavali
  • Raja Parba
  • Saraswati Puja
  • Ganesh Puja
  • Pana Jatra/Patua Jatra at Gangeswar Temple near Raisungura.

Educational Institutions[edit]

  • Salipur Autonomous College,[3]
    Salipur College gate
    Salipur College gate
  • Institute of Pharmacy & Technology,[4] a pharmacy college of Odisha
  • Salepur High School, Salepur {Estd. 1934}
  • Ekram Rasul High School, Sungra,[5]
  • Salepur Girl's High School
  • Sarswati Sishu Bidya Mandir
  • Salepur English Medium School
  • Salepur Public School
  • Freedom International School
  • St. Xavier High School
  • Nabapravat ITC Salepur,[6]
  • Nabapravat School of Nursing & Nabapravat Academy for Management Education, Kashipur, Kulia, Salepur
  • Technical Institute in Sweets (ITI in sweets) and other ITI centers
  • Jamia Markazul Uloom Sungra, Jamia Rashidiya Riyaz ul uloom, Sungrah (Muslim University)
  • Madrasa Khadijatul Qubra (Girl's Madrasa)
  • Mahasinghpur High School

Notable people[edit]



Salepur is well connected with nearby cities and towns with SH-9A & NH-16 by road.


Cuttack Railway Station[7][8]


Bhubaneswar Airport


The current Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) from the Salepur (GE) Assembly Constituency is Prasanta Behera (Kunia Bhai) of (Biju Janata Dal, BJD). Prakash Behera was the former MLA of Salipur Constituency from 2014-2019 from Indian National Congress (INC). Prior to him Chandra Sarathi Behera was MLA. C.S. Behera succeeded his father Kalindi Charan Behera. K.C. Behera held many Cabinet Rank Ministry too. Both father and son come from BJD. Before K.C. Behera Mr Rabi Behera was MLA (INC), who was also a son of Mr. Baidhar Behera, Congress (was also MLA & MP). In 2019 he changed his party and joined to Bharatiya Janata Party after serving 20 years for INC.[9] Mayadhar Sethi of Congress was also MLA. It became clear on 23 May 2019 that Sri. Prasant Behera would be the MLA of Salipur.


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  9. ^ "Odisha MLA Prakash Chandra Behera joins BJP". The Hindu. 17 March 2019.