(Last Updated on : 06/09/2014)
Chandrabhaga Beach is a sea beach, where one can watch the turbulent sea-Bay of Bengal
. There one will have the clear picture of so-called calm and serene sea, Bay of Bengal. Chandrabhaga beach is very close to the famous temple of archaeological importance, Konark temple
Chandrabhaga Beach in Odisha has religious significance too. During the seventh day of Magha at Chandrabhaga Beach for seven days, a religious fair is held in honour of the Hindu Sun God, who is said to have cured the son of Lord Krishna
, Shambhu from leprosy. The pilgrims from various parts of India come here every year to take a dip in the holy waters and offer their prayers to the Sun God of Hindu Puranic religion. It is believed that the Sun God himself fell in love with a beautiful daughter of a sage, Chandrabhaga. Chandrabhaga then did not surrender to the sun god and ran for her chastity. She then jumped into the nearby river to save herself. Hence forth the river was named as Chandrabhaga. From then onwards, the 7th day of the full moon of Magha
month is marked as a tribute to her sacrifice, is thronged by many visitors from all around the country to take dip in the river which is now reduced to a shallow pool.
Chandrabhaga Beach is usually quiet recoil into nature's inviting arms and is popular with tourists looking for seclusion to mirror upon their vacation so far. The annual Chandrabhaga Fair of religious importance, however, turns the beach into huge congregation of life, colour and activity. A moment's pause at Chandrabhaga Beach is a great fatigue healer for the tourists who are engaged in Bhubaneshwar
-Odisha tours. There are numerous visitors to Konark Sun Temple make Chandrabhaga Beach a positive stop.
A light house, close to Chandrabhaga Beach is an added theatrical essence to the splendour of the place. A natural deer park is a recent addition to the riches of Chandrabhaga Beach. Chandrabhaga Beach is also rich in her marine resources. The sight of Chandrabhaga Beach has both the aesthetic, architectural, sculptural and artistic excellence.