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Huma Temple in Sambalpur Orissa

Here is Some Information about Huma Temple in Sambalpur Orissa India.

Location: 23 km from Sambalpur  Orissa.
Built in:1670
Built By: King Baliar Singh
Dedicated to: Lord Shiva
Entry: Free
Temple Timing: 6:00Am to 9:00 Pm
Significance: One of the shiva temple
Visiting Timing: 1 Hour
Best time to Visit: October to April
Nearest Railway Station: Sambalpur
Nearest Air Port: Bhubaneswar

Huma temple, situated near Sambhalpur.This temple was built in 1670, by King Baliar Singh, who was the fifth king of the Chauhan Dynasty of Sambalpur. It is known as a leaning temple because it does not stand upright, but is tilted more towards one side. Every item within the temple complex is also skewed.The most fascinating fact about this temple is that the main structure of the temple is leaned at 47 degree to the West. Not only the main temple, infact all the small temples and other structures inside the boundary of the temple, including the wall of the boundaries are in tilted position. However, no satisfactory answer for this fact has been found till date.Another interesting thing in this temple is a special type of fish called the ‘Kudo Fish’ found in the nearby Mahanadi river. The fishes are so tame that they eat sweets and other foods from the hands of devotees, who bathe close to the temple. It is a place of pilgrimage. Thousands of devotees visit this temple on holy occasions to offer prayer.

The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the Gods forming the Hindu Trinity. There is an interesting legend behind the construction of the Huma temple. People say that there was a milkman, who used to go across river Mahanadi to worship Lord Shiva. He used to offer milk to the Lord everyday. One day, to his surprise, the rock idol consumed the milk offered by the milkman. This miraculous incident paved way for the construction of temple. During Shivratri, a grand fair takes place at the Huma temple. 

Festival Celebrate

A great fair takes place at the foothill in March every year on the occasion of Shivratri. The presiding diety is Bimaleswar Shiva.

How To Reach Huma Temple

By Road : There are many Buses and taxis are also easily available from Sambalpur for travelling to the neighbouring cities and reach to Huma Templ.

By Rail:  The Nearest Railway station  is  Sambalpur station.

By Air: The Nearest Airport is  Bhubaneswar

Picture Gellery of  Huma Temple 


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