Kualo, Odisha 759120, India
About Astashambhu Temple
This is a collection of eight Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The legend says that Ashta Sambhu cured once the ancient king from a fatal disease. As per the legend, the Shivalingams here are ones that were captured when the kings defeated opposing kingdoms. The temple was constructed in the 10th century AD. Dhenekal, the town in which the temple is situated currently, had the capital of Kualo or Karmula in the earlier days.
Attractions near Astashambhu Temple
Anantashayana Vishnu is a symbolic representation of the cosmic balance of finity within infinity. There are many rock and other material sculptures and paintings of this cosmic visualization. The image was carved during the first quarter of the 9th century CE when the Bhauma kara that ruled in the cental part of Orissa.
This dam is constructed across the Brahmani river. The reservoir formed by the dam is the second largest reservoir in Odisha, with 37,840 hectares at full level and 28,000 hectares at mean level.
It is a favourite picnic spot for the locals. The area is a nature lovers delight & if you want to don the explorer’s hat and set off for a new discovery, chances are you might stumble upon one.
This isi a reserve foresst located in the Dhenkanal district with a verieys of Flora and Fauna. The verieties of living beings in this forest is amazing. trekking and adventue lovers can explore this area.
The loftiest peak of Kapilas range enshrines the temple of Lord Shiva, i.e. Chandrasekhar, at a height of about 457 meters. The place is identified with Kailash, the legendary abode of Lord Shiva. A flight of 1,351 steps and a ghat road leads to the temple. Thousands of devout souls throng to Kapilas on Mahasivaratri, the night consecrated to Lord Shiva, in the month of February-March. The hill has several caves and as well as the ruins of a mediaeval fort which are regularly visited by pilgrims
Ansupa Lake is a freshwater lagoon in Odisha. The lake sprawls an area of 141-hectare and is renowned as one of the largest lakes in Odisha. Ansupa boasts an astonishing setting amidst nature that is ideal for sightseeing. The scenic surroundings of this place comprise lofty hills with luxuriant greenery on one side and the pristine water lake adorned with flourishing flowers and other water plants.
Where is Astashambhu Temple
Discover more attractions in Dhenkanal, where Astashambhu Temple is located
Dhenkanal district is one of the centrally located districts in Odisha. Dhenkanal District is very much famous for its fairs and festivals. GajaLaxmi Puja is a very much popularly known festival to be celebrated in the District. A racing competition is held among the bullocks and prizes are awarded to the owners at the time of the festival.