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Siddheswar Temple

One of the antique temples of Orissa, Siddheswar Temple enshrines the shivlinga of Lord Siddheswara, another name for Lord Shiva. This shivlinga is believed to be the last of a chain of shivlingas installed by Lord Brahma. Built in the riverbed of the Baitarini, this temple is associated with a number of ancient myths. The inscriptions on its walls and nearby ruins depict that this holy shrine was built during the reign of Bhaumakara Dynasty. The temple is amidst the numerous other holy seats and shrines.

The Siddheswar Temple is around 6 km from Jajpur. The nearest Jajpur Keonjhar Road railhead falls on the Howrah-Chennai main route.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Jajpur
Location: Jajpur    


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