Dhabaleswar Temple is a famous temple in Cuttack district which is situated on the shore of River Mahanadi. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and mainly this place is famous for the hanging bridge or in odia this is known as Jhula Polo. This temple is situated at a distance of 37 kilometers from the city of Cuttack and 55 km from Bhubaneswar. The temple, located on the banks of the by the River Mahanadi, is embellished with stone carvings that date back to the early 10th and 11th century. The serene ambiance, in which the temple is situated, inspires a spiritual feeling among one and all.
The hanging bridge connects the mainland (Mancheswar) with the island of Dhabaleswar. This bridge is constructed before same year. Before this the devotees used to cross this river ‘Mahanadi’ by boats. You can see a few there in the water. The tourists may travel to the Dhabaleshwar Temple from Cuttack city in hiring cars and buses that ply regularly along this route.
While Dhabaleswar attracts pilgrims round the year, thousands of people throng the place on special occasions like Shivaratri. Dhabaleswar Mela in January-Feruary & Bada Osha in November are held here. Located far from the madding crowd, and surrounded by the Mahanadi, Dhabaleswar provides a magnificent ambience for visitors.
How To Reach Dhabaleswar Temple :By Air- Bhubaneswar 52 Kms
By Rail/Road- Cuttack-27 kms., Bhubaneswar 52 Kms. and also can be approached via Gadagadia Ghat from Cuttack by boat.
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