Chandaneswar


Chandaneshwar is famous for a Shiva temple in Chandaneswar, Baleswar, Odisha. A huge annual fair in the Solar New Year Pana Sankranti, the first day of the Odia calendar, is celebrated on the premises. A large number of pilgrimages from all over the country visit the temple during this period.

text-align: justify; ">Located some 8 km from Digha, Chandaneshwar is famous for the Shiva Temple. The temple receives some half million pilgrims during Gajan Mela or Maha Vishuva Sankranti at the end of Chaitra. Besides, there are other temples also that are quite popular like the Kapal Kundala Temple and the Lankeswari Temple that are located near Contai.

Another 6 km towards west from Digha, there is Chandaneswar, which is famous for a Shiva Temple. In the month of Chaitra i.e., in the last month of Bengali calender year, an annual fair is organised around this temple. Pilgrims from all over the country, especially from Orissa, Bengal, Bihar come to this fair. There are bus/rickshaw services from Digha to Chandaneswar. Apart from this, Calcutta-Chandaneswar, Howrah-Balasore, Digha-Baripada buses ply via Chandaneswar.

Baba Chandaneswar, is a old temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is the center of worship for the Shiva devotees. The black coloured Nandi statue on the campus of the temple is also an attaraction to look at. Temple is situated merely 8kms away from Digha The temple is close to the Kapal Kundala Temple (45 km.) that has been mentioned in Bankimchandra's novel Kapal Kundala as an ancient temple in the region. In the month of Chaitra(March-April) i.e., in the last month of Bengali calendar year, an annual fair is organised around this temple. Pilgrims from all over the country, especially from Orissa, Bengal, Bihar come to this fair. The temple is easiliy reachable with bus/rickshaw services from Digha to Chandaneswar. Special in Chandaneswar Shiv Temple: Worship Nilakanth Shiva during Maha Vishuva Sankranti.

History


Chandaneshwar Temple : An ancient famous Siva Temple for a quiet afternoon is only 8 km away from Digha. the century old Temple of Lord Shiva at Chandaneswar,near Bengal and Orissa Border.Nearly half million people & pilgrims visit the temple at Maha Vishuva Sankranti or Gajan Mela : towards the end of Chaitra.

The town of Chandaneshwar is situated in the district of Balasore, Odisha. This town is mainly associated  with the temple of Lord Shiva temple. The small town with pleasant weather, vibrant culture, large number of fairs and festivals and friendly local people is a must visit place in Odisha. People visiting Chandaneswar can explore a large number of other spots that are located in its proximity. This town is mainly recognized as a religious destination of the state of Odisha. This architecture of this temple is of typical Odisha pattern.

Chandaneswar is famous for Chandaneswar temple of Lord Siva Every year in the month of 'Chaitra' (from 14 March to 14 April) an Odisha famous "Chadak Mela/CHaitra Mela/Udaa". It continues for 13 days (13 Arghya to 1 Arghya discounting). The Bhaktas (devotees) accept paita (pabitrata). The Bhaktas with their 'manaskamana' come from all over the country. From last 5th Arghya to 3rd Arghya the Bhaktas increase more in numbers. Near about 3 to 4 lakh of Bhaktas offer their Arghyas (prayer) at night only.

They fast the whole day not even swallowing their spit. Last 4th Arghya day "Kamina Baha" (marriage of Lord Siva with Kamina, daughter of demon Nila), second Arghyaday "Nila Parba" and the first Arghya day "Paata Parbha (Mala Chandani). As per the rigorous manasik point of view some Bhaktas prick their bodies and tongues with iron nails. The whole gathering is controlled by the Paata Bhakta and Odisha Government. After the Paata Parba the Bhaktas remove their Paitas after their last Arghya and float in the sea but the fair continues another seven or eight days more. More than half million of people gather in that fair. So it is called the second Puri in Odisha.


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