Nrusinghanath Temple

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 Odisha 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.