Maa Pendrani of Umerkote, born out of legend constitutes to be the famous legendary place in the tourism industry of Nabrangpur. The temple of Maa Pendrani is of immense interest for the religious pilgrims, who constitute a vast chunk of the tourist in Nabrangpur. The legendary story that an innocent married girl became a victim of secret jealousy of her own brothers and sacrificed her life. It was believed that the discontented spirit of Pendrani roam about and the people adore her sacrifice erecting a temple at Umerkote, which is the key interest in the tourism industry in Nabrangpur.
After independence, a monument raised at Papadahandi in order to pay tribute to those martyrs, who forfeited their lives during the struggle for Independence. His monument named Sahid Minar is of profound interest in the tourism industry of Nabrangpur because of its historical antiquity. Moreover Papadahandi is famous for its Saiva Shrine of Nilakantheswar. The artistic fabrication and carvings is the chief interesting features of the shiva Temple. "Shahid Smruti Stambha," a monument in commemoration of the 1942 Quit India Movement, coined as the second Jallianwalabagh incident induces historical interest of Papadahandi in the tourism industry of Nabrangpur
Khatiguda dam, enveloping Small streams, which merge into river Indravati through the dam water poses a scenic beauty, which gathers the tourist to its core.
Maa Bhandar Gharani, the presiding deity of the locality mainly fetches tourist during the fairs and festivals observed, centering the homage to the deity. Besides the Tuesdays and Saturdays are marked for special worship, when the devotees throng the temple grounds to offer their worship to the god.
A considerable number of temples scattered throughout the district also encourage the tourism industry of Nabrangpur to flourish. But the original and ancient one is located at Nabrangpur itself. The key feature of this temple, for which it shares a significant importance in the tourism industry of Nabrangpur, is that the temple has no outward trappings and fabrications and seems like an old private quarter except, of course, for the Garuda stambha (pillar) at the entrance indicates it as a temple. However the legendary story regarding the temple also constitutes it as the important site in the tourism industry of Nabrangpur.
Apart from these the ruined forts and the religious temples, depicting the contemporary art and sculpture are also of immense interest to the tourist.
(Last Updated on : 03-07-2014)
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