In the scriptures, Ranipur Jharial is referred to as “Soma Tirth.” It is a synthesis of the religious faiths of Saivism, Buddhism, Vaisnavism, and Tantrism. Sixty-four Yoginis are worshipped on a close circular open vault. The main attraction of the location is one of four such shrines in India. Among the approximately 50 temples here, the temple devoted to Lord Someswar Siva is the most well-known.
According to historians, the Somavanshi Keshari kings built numerous temples in Ranipur-Jharial dating back to the 9th/10th century AD.
How to reach?
The shrine of the presiding god of 64 Yoginis is located 104 kilometers southwest of Balangir town.
Swami Vivekananda International Airport in Raipur (201 km) and Biju Pattnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar are the closest airports (248 K.M). A new airport is being built in Jharsuguda’s industrial development (179 kilometers) and the nearest airstrip is in Jamadarpali (135 K.M).
Balangir can be reached by bus or train. By bus or taxi, one can travel from Balangir to Ranipur-Jharial.