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BANPUR - BHAGAVATHI TEMPLE
the rest-while capital of Sailad dynasty has many places of worship built with
royal bounty manifested in imposing dimensions and elegant craftsmanship. It was
a renowned centre of religious activities throbbing with spirituality round the
year. The devout kings besides building exquisite temples here caused the early
group of Bhuvaneswar temples constructed on a scale grand and size imperious In
addition to several Hindu temples here one comes across very many
Buddhist temples too but they are in ruins. The Bhagavathi
temple has been a centre of attraction where religiosity wafting from devotional activity turns the people
heavenwards. There is
another gem of a temple dedicated to, Daksha Prajapathi reputed for its
extra-ordinary. Orissan craftsmanship that won laurels for the state, Goddess
Bhagawati is infinitely merciful and the adorers are always lifted and they knew
no misery by praying to this merciful Goddess.
It lies 8 kms off Balugaon and is accessible by bus.