Panchalingeswar Temple

Get set to amazed by the ancient Shiva Lingas enshrined here at Panchalingeswar Temple. Perched atop of a hillock in Nilagari Hill in the Balasore district, Odisha, Panchalingeswar Temple is a Lord Shiva’s temple which is named after the five lingas of Shiva that are installed inside this shrine. On reaching the top of the hillock, one has to bend down in order to look for the lingas inside a pool created by the waterfall. These lingas are continuously washed by the water of a perennial stream that flows over them. However, in order to touch the Shiva Lingas and worship them, one has to lie on his chest over the rock parallel to the stream. In the whole region, the temple holds an ethereal significance in the hearts of devotees that makes it one of the most prominent pilgrimage site in the district.

Not just for devotees, the place is also a great sightseeing choice for nature lovers. Since it is located on a hilltop thus it makes a surreal surrounding for the visitors to relish in. From the temple, one can also adore the stunning sights of the small tribal villages and hamlets of the region. Being a popular pilgrimage site lies amidst a scenic setting, Panchalingeswar Temple is one of the sought-after tourist spots in Odisha that lures oodles of travelers from different quarters.