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Sanaghagara and Badaghagara Waterfall, Kendujhar, Odisha, India | Travel | Tourism

Sanaghagara and badaghagara waterfall are twin and both you can see as they are merely situated at a distance of 3 km from each other.  Theses are the best tourism place we have in Kendujhar District and distance of only 9 km from district head quarter. Sanaghagara is the nearest one from town. These two waterfalls are on the small river Macha Kandan, small fall height is around 100 ft and big one of 200 ft.

When you plan to travel these waterfalls do not forget to visit Maa ghatagaon tarini. During visit to Maa Tarini temple, offer Cocunut and take blessing of maa.

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Padmasini Temple of Padampur | Odisha Tourism |Travel | Places to See

At a distance of 70 Kms. from Jharsuguda, there is Hirakud reservoir on the left side of village Bhikampali.  Just at the point where the river Mahanadi leaves the than Madhya predesh and enters Orissa to pour in to the Hirakud reservoir, there was once a town called as “Padampur”.  The famous Sanskrit dramatist “Bhabahbhoti” was believed to be born here. Moreover, it is said that “Bajrajan’ Tantra marg of Buddhism took origin here.

Goddess Padmasini is the reigning deity of this town. The temple of “Padmashini’ was constructed in 7th century A.D. by a Chalukya king of South.  However the original temple had met decay and was believed to be reconstructed by the Chouhan king of Sambalpur in 16th century.  A look at the “Jagmohan’ of original temple reveals striking resemblance with architecture of the Chalukya era.

Padampur Odisha
Padampur Odisha

Even the stone statue of goddess Padmasini bears striking similarities with the style of the Chalukya period.  In the whole Orissa Padmasini Temple is a unique example of Chalukya art and architecture.  In 1956 Padampur town was submerged in Hirakud reservoir, but the deity has been shifted to a new temple at nearby ‘Pujaripali’.

Who had constructed the temple in the 7th century puzzles many historian & researchers often.