CHANDANESWAR TEMPLE

From Digha, this amazing temple is located at a distance of 6 km. this temple is also a famous Shiva temple. During the Chaitra month, an annual fair is arranged here. During that fair, pilgrims from Bihar, Odisha, and Bengal use to come here. From Digha you can get rickshaw and bus services to reach for this temple. Apart from this, you can also get busses from Kolkata, Balasore town and Howrah to reach Chandaneswar. From the town of Balasore, this temple is located at a distance of 80 km. This is known to be a holy place for the Hindu believers. From here you can also access the Talasari beach which is located at a distance of 4 km.

It’s the Maha Vishuva Sankranti which is celebrated at a great enthusiasm at this shrine. This festival is also called as the Uda Parba and considered as the Oriya New Year. During this time Nilakantha Shiva is worshiped and that celebration is known as Chadaka Yatra. Near about millions of people use to gather here during this time. They use to fast for several days so that Lord Shiva will fulfill their wishes. This temple is loaded with the Oriya style architecture. However, this temple is also renovated as per the Panchratna style that belongs to West Bengal later. This is also the time when you can see some devotees pricking their tongues and bodies with iron nails.