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Places of Interest in Nabrangpur

Maa Pendrani,the local deity of NabrangpurMaa Pendrani,Umerkote: Maa pendrani is the loacal deity of Nabrangpur. People of the region have erected a temple as a tribute to the helpful spirit of Pendrani who had jumped into the pyre of her husband.This is a famous temple of the region and receives piligrms throughout the year.

Sahid Minar of NabrangpurSahid Minar: A monument “SAHID MINAR”, constructed as a mark of respect to the sacrifice of patriots of independence is a highly popular tourist destination in Nabrangpur. Every year people gather at the Minar to pay floral tributes to those brave souls On 24th August. The Minar is located in the Papadahandi block of Nabarangpur. Papadahandi is also famous for its Saiva Shrine of Nilakantheswara, 12 KM away from the District Head Quarter . A Temple with ancient stone carving of 8th century AD is situated here. Papadahandi is also known for its “ Champak Vana”. The Deer Park here also attracts a large crowd. Watching Nature's bounties from the watch Tower in this park is a rare experience.

Sri Nilakantheswar Temple : This famous temple is situated at Papadahandi. This temple is built in the artistic style of the famous Lingaraj temple of Bhubaneswar. This temple has some Buddhist religion statues in it.

KeliaMahadevTemple: This temple is situated on a hill named as Kelia in Debgaon tahsil. This is one of the most famous Lord Shiva temples of Orissa.

Podagada(The Ruined Fort): Situated 52KMs away from Nabarangpur this place is famous for many archeological excavations. Large number of archeological heritages in Brahmi inscriptions belonging to the Nala Dynasty of 4th to 5th century A.D has been discovered here. Remains of forts, soldier camps , military establishments etc.are found here. Covered with dense forest vast rocks and many rare historical remains, Padagada (The Burnt Fort) still awaits exploration by the researchers and academicians. Alekh Temple, Sati Stones, Bhairabi Temple, foot print of Laxmi are other objects worth viewing