(Last Updated on : 02/02/2013)
Subarnameru Temple, an ancient Hindu pilgrimage centre dedicated to Lord Shiva
, is located in Sonepur town in Subarnapur district
in the Indian state
. The shrine enshrines a Sivalingam within a circular yonipitha, installed inside the sanctum sanctorum or garbhagriha
Legend of Subarnameru Temple
The Subarnameru Temple is closely associated with legendry fable that narrates about a miraculous incident about an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva. The devotee, once in great trouble, prayed to the Lord for assistance. It is said that Lord Shiva to help his devotee had blessed him with gold coins showered in the form of rain. The town has thus, derived its name Sonepur or Subarnapur this incident.
Subarnameru Temple, located in the midst of the scenic beauty by the side of Tel River
, enthrals the heart of the hordes of pilgrim visiting the temple to offer their prayers at the feet of the Lord and receive his blessings.
Subarnameru Temple celebrates several festivals with great enthusiasm and zeal, exhibiting the cultural life of the town. Shivaratri
and Kartik Purnima
are two most significant festivals celebrated by the temple.
The temple is well connected by different modes of transport. The nearest railhead is located at Balangir
. Bus services are regularly available from Bhubaneshwar
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