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Places of Interest in Bargarh

Kedarnath Temple

This temple is situated at a distance of 36km from Baragarh at the foot of Bara hill. This temple was built by Sri Dakhsin Ray, the dewan of Ajit Singh; the king of Sambalpur between 1695 to 1765.It is one among the AstaSambhu temples. Behind this temple there exist the remains of of Kedarnath fort.

Nrusinghanath Temple

This temple is the most famous temple of Baragarh district. It is situated at a distance of 110 km from Baragarh. This temple was built by Sri Baijal Dev Bikari, the king of Patna during fourteenth century. This temple is famous for its statues carved on its outer walls.


The main perennial flow of Gandhamardan is PAPAHARINI, literally meaning, The Destroyer of Sins. Flowing out of the confluence of seven fountains, called SAPTADHAR – it has an average width of 12 ft. Running about 25 Kms, it has touched the Ang Tributary and finally embraced Mahanadi.


There is a large number of Siva temple built by the Chauhan rulers in Bargarh.The most important among them were those of the Asta-Sambhu temples or 8 Siva Temples.These are

  • Bimaleswar Temple at Huma (Sambalpur)
  • Kedarnath Temple at Ambabhona (Bargarh)
  • Baidyanath Temple at Deogaon (Bargarh)
  • Balunkeswar Temple at Gaisama (Bargarh)
  • Mandhata Baba Temple at Maneswar (Sambalpur)
  • Swapneswar Temple at Sorna (Bargarh)
  • Visweswar Temple at Soranda (Bargarh)
  • Nilakantheswar Temple at Nilji (Bargarh).

These temple, though small in height, are of great artistic beauty and each of these present excellent picturesque background.

Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary

The Debrigarh Hill range is known for a wild life sanctuary. Most of the wild animals found in the state are also found here with exception to elephants, wild buffaloes and black bucks.