Nrusingha Chaturdasi Mela is celebrated at Harishankar, in Balangir District
. It falls on the 14th day of the bright fortnight of Baisakh (April –May), the very same day of the famous Hariharabheta Jatra
of Orissa. The festival is a synthesis of the cult of Hari (Lord Vishnu
) and Sankara (Lord Shiva
Thousands of pilgrims gather at this place on this auspicious day and take a dip in the perennial waterfall at Harishankar.