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Dhawaleshwar Temple

Dhawaleshwar Temple is located on the shoreline of river Mahanadi, 37 km from Cuttack city, Orissa, India. Devoted to Lord Shiva, this godly shrine with its pure green environs, lifts up one's spirits to a morally superior plane. A diminutive but exquisite island in the river Mahanadi, it has a Lord Shiva Temple on a tiny mountain peak. The isle is naturally very rich and is contentment to the eyes of a sightseer. Dhawaleshwar is well known for its extensive golden seashore and sand- blanched Lord Shiva shrine.

Well known as the business capital of Orissa, Cuttack is positioned at a distance of about 30 km to the north side of Bhubaneshwar city, the present capital of Orissa. Cuttack lies at the conjuncture point of river Mahanadi and river Kathjuri and its history dates back to the 10th century. Then King Nripati Keshari founded the Cuttack city, and today, the city of Cuttack is one of the favoured hot spots for the tourists visiting the state of Orissa. Apart from the numerous tourists places within the city, there are a number of excursions near ancient capital of Orissa that are definitely worth a visit. Some of the prominent Cuttack excursions places are Dhabaleswar temple, Cuttack Chandi temple, Astasambhu temple, Gadagadia Mahadev temple, Gadachandi temple etc. these are the historic temples of ancient time and are heritage structures. These temples, including the Dhwaleshwar Temple, are the marvelous examples of highly religious prehistoric Indian culture and tradition.

Along with the Dhawaleshwar Temple, there are other shrines in/around the Cuttack city. Paschimeswar temple at Amangai isle near Khanderpur located at Athgarh - Cuttack region, Padmeswar shrine at Baneswarnasi near Narasinghpur in Cuttack city, Simhanath Temple at Simhanath Island near Baideswar - Cuttack, Tarakeshwar shrine, shrine at Ganeshwarpur near Cuttack city.
Dhawaleshwar Temple added on more charm and glory to the Cuttack region. Because of such places, Cuttack is fast evolving and developing rapidly. Due to its historical importance and the recent commercialization, Cuttack has evolved as a favoured tourist attraction. It is a shoppers' delight with most of the Oriyyan handiwork items on sale on the lanes of Cuttack city. Jewels, architectural motifs, strings of pearls and Flowers add to the charming outlooks of myth, fable and life. In addition to this, Gopalpur-on-sea, konark, Chandipur and Puri are must visit religious places near Cuttack. The Lord Jagannath temple at Puri is world famous for its majestic and royal charm. Dhawaleshwar Temple is positioned at an island on the river Mahnadi, near Cuttack, Orissa. The Cuttack city is well connected by rail, road and air. There are a number of trains available from all the major cities in India. In addition, the local OSRTC bus transport provides good connectivity.

Last Updated On: 2011/07/14