HUMA TEMPLE SAMBALPUR ORISSA

Deities: Lord Shiva
Location: Sambalpur, Orissa
Built in: 1670Built by: Baliar Singh
Best time to visit: October to April

visted : 07dec 07

huma temple

huma temple

Huma Temple: – World’s another Leaning Tower of Pisa

Sambalpur District is the westernmost district in the state of Orissa, India. Sambalpur is an illustrious place that is known for the Hirakud dam, the largest dam of not only India, but the whole world. Some of the features that best describe the district are its gorgeous waterfalls, rich cultural heritage; the historic city of Sambalpur is the district headquarters. As it does not stand upright and is tilted towards one side. Infact, almost everything within the temple complex is tilted .

The leaning temple of Huma about 25 km from Sambalpur. Located on the banks of the Mahanadi, the 17th century temple of Huma leans at an angle of 17 degrees to the west. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. One of the Gods forming the Hindu Trinity.

temple premise

temple premise

kudo fish

kudo fish

The special type of fish found here is called as ‘Kudo’ fish. They are said to be so tame that they will eat sweets and other foods from the hands of devotee. Here nobody tries to catch them as they are believed to be the assets of the God.It was built in the reign of Baliar Singh, the fifth Raja of Sambalpur. The worship of Shiva is said to have been initiated by a milkman (Gauda), who daily crossed the Mahanadi to a place on the bank where the underlying rock croped out. Here he daily offered his dole of milk, which was at once drunk up by the rock, and this miraculous circumstance led to enquiries, which ended in the construction of the present temple. Huma is a place of pilgrimage, and is also visited by strangers out of curiosity to see the different kind of fish in the river.

feeding th fish

feeding th fish

ready 2 go

ready 2 go

 Festival:
A great fair takes place at the foothill in March every year on the occasion of Shivratri. The presiding diety is Bimaleswar Shiva.

How to reach:
by Air: the nearest airport is Bhubaneswar
by Rail: There are plenty of express trains that connect Sambalpur with major cities in Orissa
by Road: Buses and taxis are also easily available from Sambalpur for travelling to the neighbouring cities.

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16 thoughts on “HUMA TEMPLE SAMBALPUR ORISSA

  1. Manas

    That is a nice place about 25 Kms from Sambalpur town…The 1 thing you have forgot to mention is that, the Huma Mandir is leaning but it is not straight from any side…its is leaning from all the sides.

    The road towards HUma mandir is a good road and both the sides one will find lots of trees and scenic places, specially the rock filled small hills. overall its a nice place to be in and you can take a ride in the boats near the mandir or can cross the river in boat and go to the other side where there is another small mandir.

    There is again a place called Dhama some 4-5 Kms from Huma Mandir and there is another mandir called the Dhama mandir. Thats why people call it as Huma and Dhama Mandir.

  2. Jose sanup

    Here comes again nother piece of good information…Neat & smart blog.

  3. Ganeswar

    It is beatuiful palce. i had enjoyed this spot with my classmates.

    This river is realy attactive place. when you move into water,the fishes are moving around you , that very intersting. I heared that no one allowed to catch fish .

    That tilting tample is anohter intersting story. All the windows and doors in that tample are in tilt fashion.

  4. p.manohar

    malik nice photos and very good information for people like me who never visited the place

  5. suman

    Hey bro! Good job! I certainly remember this beautiful temple, even though I was a kid when i had been there. What’s more, I also remember feeding the fish and the turtles. Are the turtles still there??

  6. Durgesh

    SAMBHU THIS IS IT! ATLAST U R ACHIEVING IT! MAST HEICHE!CARRY ON

  7. sujatha

    FIRST AND FOREMOST A VERY BEAUTIFUL PLACE…. VERY PEACEFUL AND PLEASANT….. AND GOOD DESCRIPTION FOR US, WHO HAVE NOT VISITED YET….. VERY BRIEFLY DESCRIBED BY U….. THANK U…..

  8. jambesh

    excellent snap bubu bhai .

  9. UMANG SAGAR

    Very good info, concise and precise…….and some great and relevant snaps too…..you would become a great travel blogger bro.

  10. VIVEKANAND CHOUDHARY

    It is pleasure to watch. The Lord is suppossed to be down by more than 4 Ft. The fish was not visible as it was told that during raining season the Fises hide them self under the cave of the temple. (say for 4 months) . It will be visible after October month.

  11. Santosh Kumar Panda

    It is near my village Malati Gunderpur and I find lot of developement has taken place since last I had seen it.
    If you have not seen PISA then you can see Huma temple.

    • samareshbiswal

      yes ita a bful shiva temple situated near the bank of river mahanadi

  12. Rahul

    Very nice, thanks for sharing…

  13. Amarjit

    lovely place..thanks for the information

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