on the bank of river 'Sita' - Sitabinj carries the
proof of a great civilization situated in the bank of
Baitarani River in the 4th century. The main monuments
found in Sitabinji are: Sitanka Entudisala, Ravana Chhaya,
Chaturmukha Brahma, Bhandara Ghara, Stone Inscriptions.
in Titilagarh sub-division of Balangir district
Known as "Soma Tirtha" in scriptures, Ranipur-Jharial
was a place that combined a cross section of religious
faiths like Shaivism, Vaishnavism and Tantrism. The hypaethral
temple of sixty four Yoginis a major attraction of the
place, is one of the four such shrines in India.
67 km from Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district -
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Tel and Uttei,
two tributaries of the river Mahanadi, Belkhandi is a
place of archaeological importance. It contains 12th century
sculptures comprising of beautiful images of Saptamatruka
and Uma Maheswar.
69 km from Jeypore, the district headquarters of Koraput
- Here the presence of Batrisa-Simhasana (Throne with
32 steps) has led some to believe that it was once a part
of the empire of the great Vikramaditya Nandapur, 69 km
from Jeypore is the ancient capital of the kingdom of
, 15 km from Bhubaneswar - Of all the Yogini temples of
India, the Hirapur Temple
is the best preserved.
- One of the most fascinating Buddhist remains of Orissa
is the imposing square central brick stupa of Udayagiri,
which has a wide molded horizontal band of several brick
courses with insets and offsets towards its base.
- As a Buddhist site in Orissa, Lalitgiri is of great
historical significance. Located on the plains of the
Mahanadi delta, it is about
90 kilometres from Bhubaneswar
and 60 kilometres from Cuttack.
the Buddhist sites of Orissa,
Ratnagiri represents the summum bonum of the Buddhist
art and Tantric philosophy (comprises of religious texts
that describe the esoteric path towards enlightenment)
of early medieval India.