Famous for the 15th century temple,
Nurshinghanath is 164kms from Sambalpur. This temple
is situated at the foot of the Gandhamardana Mountain,
which in ancient times was called parimalagiri. According
to Hiuen-Tsang, the Chinese traveler, this place was
a centre of Buddhist scriptural learning. Lord Nrushinghanath
is a much-adored deity of Orissa and a great fair
is held in his honour on the 14th day of bright fortnight
in the month of Baisakh.The Vidala-Nrusimha Temple
stands amidst the verdant beauty of the picturesque
Gandhamardan hills. Nrusinghanath is a popular and
attractive pilgrim point.
Coupled with a series
of beautiful waterfalls and some sculptures, its
location offers an air of serenity and visual delight,
making the trip worthwhile.
Communication: - By
Road, It is only 165 km away from Sambalpur.