Rushikulya River - Things to Know Before Visiting
Rushikulya River, Odisha
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About Rushikulya River
This is one of the major rivers in Odisha and covers the entire catchment area in the districts of Kandhamal and Ganjam. The Rushikulya originates at an elevation of about 1000 meters from Daringbadi hills of the Eastern Ghats.
Attractions Near Rushikulya River
It is a famous religious place in Southern Odisha where the twin sister Goddess i.e. Tara & Tarini adorn the sanctum situated on the top of a hillock girdled by the waddling holy river Rushikulya. Taratarani attracts thousands of devotes, picnickers and visitors through out the year.
Taptapani is one of the very few hot water sulphur springs in India. This sulphur hot water spring is known for its medicinal properties and curing of skin diseases. Taptapani in Odiya literally translates to hot water in English as 'Tapta' means hot and 'pani' water.
Melancholy and Salubrious Sea beach with blue waters and attractive back water bed in the form of cracks and sleepy lagoon covered with canopies of lush green foliage. The remnants of a vanishing British made port buildings speak the golden days of Southern Odisha from where ships were saddling to Rangoon.
This is aBhairavi temple located in Ganjam district, Carved in crude fashion, the idol features one leg and four hands. It is said that this idol was excavated from a ploughed field. and was enshrined as such in a new temple in 1937. All the Sankranti days in every month of the Hindu Calendar and Tuesdays are considered auspicious here.
It is one of the famous Temples in Odisha dedicated to Lord Ramachandra. Ramanavami is the most important festival celebrated here. Odagaon is 26 km away from Nayagrah (town). It is said that the renowned poet of Odisha Upendra Bhanja meditated here and attained perfection in the Rama Taraka Mantra. This temple was built around 1903. The ‘Kalas” of the Temple was made of gold. There is a small museum inside the temple premises.
Ladubaba Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva worshiped as Ladukesh Mahesh but affectionately called Ladubaba in the town of Saranakul in Nayagarh District of Odisha. The Shrine of Lord Ladukesh Mahesh, known popularly as Ladubaba is situated 100 kms from Bhubaneswar on the Nayagrah-Aska Road and 13 kms from Nayagarh town. The temple dating back to medieval times shows a fusion of kalinga and dravidian temple architecture.
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Discover More Attractions in Ganjam, Where Rushikulya River Is Located
The name Ganjam means the “Granary of the world”. Ganjam District has witnessed many historical events and monuments from its past. Jaugada fort stands as the symbol of all the historical heritage connected with the Rushikulya Valley civilisation.