Panchalingeswar Temple

Panchalingeswar Temple is located in Odisha’s Balasore district. It is named after the five Shivalinga ensconced within. The temple is located near the Nilagiri hill on a hillock.
During the exile, Sita, Lord Rama’s wife, is supposed to have enshrined the Shivalingas. According to another legend, King Banasura worshipped the Swayambhu Lingas here because of their beauty. The Shivalingas are washed on a regular basis by a perennial stream that flows over them and is the area’s principal attraction. To get to the temple, one must lie flat on a rock parallel to the stream and touch and worship the lingas inside.


Balasore is 27.7 kilometers south of Panchalingeswar. The coordinates are 21.41 North and 86.71 East.

How to reach?
Balasore district includes Panchalingeswar. Panchalingeswar is also close to the city of Balasore. Nilagiri is the nearest NAC to Panchalingeswar. Both Nilagiri and Balasore have regular bus routes from Bhubaneswar. Balasore is accessible by Bhubaneswar Airport (200 km) or Kolkata Airport (300 km) (250 km). Between Panchalingeswar and Balasore, regular transportation is available.

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