Sunday, December 1, 2013

Ghanteswari Temple, Chiplima, Sambalpur

Maa Ghanteswari temple is a holy and beautiful place to visit in Sambalpur district of odisha.
The temple is located at a distance of 33 kilometres from sambalpur town which is famous for sambalpuri sarees. If you travel from any other part of India, it is best to reach sambalpur by train which is the nearest station from the Temple.
Ganteswari name came from ghati which mean bell. Here the main attraction is binding bell in the temple to fulfill your wish. People believe her and bind bells with a wish, they came to visit here from all over odisha.
Ghanteswari temple is very close to Chiplima town, which is also a picnic spot of people around odisha.
Chiplima is also known for the hydro power plant which is close to the temple. People option call ghanteswari as a light house without light which helps sailors by ringing the bell. 



Maa Ghanteswari Temple, Chiplima, Sambalpur


In history we heard that before construction of Hirakud dam, many boats drowned in Mahanadi river by hearing the sound of a big bell. so people started offering bell here, and maa save all of the devotee from any harmful action from outside world.
The speciality of this temple is people came here by wearing new clothing like saree or salwars, dhoti etc and bind ghanti here all around the temple, which is unique and one of this kind in odisha.
We wish Maa bless all of us and our family. Never forget to visit here if you plan a visit to sambalpur.