Dhabaleswar Island

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S. Singh
India4,438 contributions
Suspension Bridge & Dhabaleswar Temple - Dhabaleswar Island
Apr 2019
Dhabaleswar Island
Name of the Shrine: Dhabaleswar ,Dist.: Cuttack State: Odisha , India

The Dhabaleswar Island is getaway in Cuttack, situated on the giant Mahanadi River. The island is famous for its hanging bridge and old temple.

Timing – Morning To Evening

Temple Entry Fee – Free Per Adult ( Indian And Saarc Countries )
Temple Entry Fee – Free Per Adult Foreigner

Hanging Bridge Entry Fee – Paid / Ticket Applicable, Per Adult ( Indian And Saarc Countries )
Hanging Bridge Entry Fee – Paid / Ticket Applicable, Per Adult Foreigner

Camera – Allowed In Premises Area , Inside Main Temple Camera not allowed

*Cautionary – Beware from Monkeys.

*Cautionary - Pandas / Hindu Priest of The Temple are try to console and also try to prepare as a control you within their area and hold in mind game for Pooja And More of personal Donations as much as possible . So try to ignore and control the emotions and wrong things about culture , religion.

*Cautionary – Do Not Wear Heels, High Sole, High Heel Shoes . Slippery Surface And Climbing / Inclination Site So Must Be Careful , Wear Only Easy Shoes / Chapples / Flipflops.

*Cautionary – In Rainy Session Must Wear Rubber Flipflop Because You Will Easily
Wash , Because Sticky Mud Is Full Area And Fill In Footwears ..

*Cautionary – Do Not Carry Larger Bags Because Visits By Foots Only In Area .

*Cautionary – In Summer Must Wear Hat/ Caps And Have Water Bottle

*Cautionary – Not Allowed Any Plastic Carry Bags

* Cautionary –- Shoes not allowed inside the temple , so better to keep in car/ taxi or keep outside the temple where around Rs. 5- for perhead shoe charge

*Cautionary – Toilet facilities is available before the Bridge , The Guest House , Restaurants have the Paid Toilet Facilities, No free Service .

* Cautionary – Near Temple Area is not so much Clean but Manageable

Proper Parking Side Is Available Near Road Side , before entry of bridge.
The hanging bridge Situated on the lifeline of Odisha, River Mahanadi, this 11th century Shiva Temple is connected to the mainland by the longest suspension bridge in Odisha. Built by the state Government with NABARD assistance, this first of its kind bridge in the state was completed and opened to public in 2006. This magnificent structure is 254 m long and 2 m wide.
It is the longest suspension bridge in our country. This bridge facilitates for the coming of the devotees to pay their reverence to lord Dhabaleswar

After entering the temple, you can see various beautiful images in the compound of the temple. Various images of Nrasimha, Varah, Katikeya and various identified and unidentified Gods of Hindu religion are present in the temple. Most images are beautifully chiseled out from black chlorite stone.
Written December 28, 2019
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Pradyumna
New Delhi, India1 contribution
Amazing Tranquility
Nov 2019
The amazing Dhabaleswar Island has many sites to visit. The famous Lord Mahadev temple of Dhabaleswar, the Dhauli Stupa and more.
Dhabaleswar Temple is a beautiful temple with an ancient Swambhu (Self showing, natural) Shivling. The great Lord Mahadev and Goddess Parvati – their idols are beautiful too.
Dhauli Stupa
The Dhauli Hills are directly connected with the ancient Emperor Ashok and his transformation from a warrior king to a king propagating peace and happiness.
These hills are mute witness to the most gory and bloody war fought by Emperor Ashok. After this war, the war of Kalinga, he repented for the loss of lives and the pain it brought to the two kingdoms.
He transformed himself to a peace ambassador hereon. This is the sight of his transformation. There are several edicts from his time (around 270 BCE) that are still here.
As you drive down the hills – one of the most neglected or ignored spaces in this location showed up. On the right there were several statues of the great Buddha. And on the left was the amazing Ashok Pillar! And I saw the complete pillar with the four lions sitting atop the famous pillar! Complete with the chakras and the bull and elephant. It was a sight to behold to see where the National Emblem was taken from. It became a pilgrimage site for our modern nation too! Am sure there are other pillars with the royal lions atop but its great to see it without going to Sarnath!
Written December 17, 2019
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BBhusanMohanty
Chennai (Madras), India103 contributions
Gods own island
Oct 2019
Been to Dhabaleswar Lord Shivas shrine with Family Last holiday. The place is li9ve with Lord Mahakals presence with King cobra walking around without harm towards the denotees. The hanging bridge is the attraction to go to the site on River Mahanadi. Best place to visit through out the year near Cuttack city in Cuttack district as communication well managed by Govt in and around.
Written November 6, 2019
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Mitra M
Cuttack, India51 contributions
Religious
Sep 2019 • Friends
There is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.It becomes very crowded during mahashivratri and in the month of Kartika.Earlier there was no connecting bridge due to which one had to cross the river by boat.The temple is a very old one.
Written November 5, 2019
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Payal G
Mumbai, India1,095 contributions
Revered and Historic temple - Great detour from Cuttack
Aug 2019 • Couples
Even a few decades back, a visit to the ancient Shiva temple on the Dhabaleswar island in the midst of the waters of the mighty Mahanadi river in tiny ferries was an adventure to remember. Now visiting the temple is a simple crossing over Odisha's first hanging foot bridge. A nominal fee of ₹2 is charged for using the bridge.

During the monsoons, the feel of the gushing waters of the Mahanadi below one's feet is an experience by itself. The temple for Shiva in the form of Dhabaleswar (White God) dates back to the 11th century and is highly revered amongst locals. Those with time in hand can opt for boating over to the island.

The temple is situated about an hour's drive from Bhubaneswar (30 km) and can be clubbed with a day tour of Cuttack.

It involves more than average walking.
Written September 15, 2019
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Travel3652
Guwahati, India1,016 contributions
River Island & Temple
Dec 2018 • Family
Decades ago I had visited this island by boat. This time I went by road and there was a suspension bridge from the shore to the island. The passage of time shows with shops and eateries being added. Fortunately, the pandas at the temple did not bother us. Good visit.
Written July 6, 2019
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Darshank
Hyderabad, India69 contributions
Good island
Apr 2019 • Business
When I visited cuttack i visited this Island it was a good experience I suggest everyone not to miss
Written May 17, 2019
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Dr. Arindam Ray
Kolkata (Calcutta), India383 contributions
A Nice visit to Dhabaleswar Temple
Jan 2019 • Family
A very nice visit to Dhabaleswar Temple with family. The location of the temple is very interesting. The temple is in a island which is connected a very beautiful hanging bridge. The bridge looks like Lachmanjhola Bridge (Rishikesh). There is a parking facility with a token fees Rs. 30/- and entry to the bridge is 2/- per person. in two stage there are 45 stairs to reach to temple. It is the another name of Lod Shiva.
Written January 30, 2019
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vipin
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India218 contributions
An Island Temple
Oct 2018 • Friends
Located on an island in the Mahanadi river, this ancient Shiv temple is worth visiting. Located close to NH 55 near Kushpangi. There road to the temple is narrow but in good condition. There is a parking from where it is a small walk to the temple. You can either walk thru the bridge or take a small boat ride. There is a hotel also in the island. The only thing I didn't like is the greedy eyed priests. They spoil the whole mood in every temple I visited in Odisha.
Written October 28, 2018
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Sushanto Kumar Saha
Dhaka City, Bangladesh218 contributions
A temple in an island!
Aug 2018 • Family
The road to Dhabaleswar Temple was just amazing. It presented a nice view with the Mahanadi River. There is a hanging bridge to go to the main Temple. The temple is a temple of Lord Shiva who is called Dhabaleswar here.
Written August 26, 2018
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