Maa Ghanteswari temple is located on the banks of the Mahanadi River in Chiplima village near Sambalpur, Odisha. As the name suggests, the temple is well known for its bells. Devotees offer bells after a wish has been granted or just offer it before darshan. One can see thousands of bells hanging on the temple premises. Here are all the details about Ghanteswari Temple Timings, History, Darshan Booking, and Accommodations near the temple.
Maa Ghanteswari temple has a deeper connection with bells. In the days gone by, the Mahanadi River was an important transport channel. Many boats and small ships traversed the river carrying goods. The bells of this temple warned the ships of the dangerous areas near the temple and were known as a lighthouse without lights.
Ghanteswari Temple Timings
Temple Timings of Ghanteswari Temple are 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM
There is no provision for advance darshan booking in this temple as there is no need for it. Darshan will not take a long time here. Many people combine darshan in this temple with a picnic in the scenic surroundings.
Accommodation Near Ghanteswari Temple
There are very limited accommodation options in Chiplima, where the temple is located. However, there are plenty of hotels and guest houses in Sambalpur which is about 18 km from Chiplima. One can also opt to stay in Hirakud, the nearest railhead.
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How to reach Maa Ghanteswari Temple
The nearest railway station is Hirakud, about 20 km from the temple.
Raipur Airport is about 259 km from the temple.
Bhubaneswar Airport is about 293 km from the temple.