Naganatheswar Temple

Naganatheswar TempleThis temple belongs to Sri Sri Naganatheswar Shiva, situated in the village ‘Nagena’ about 20 km from Dhenkanal. It is the most ancient Shaiva temple and was constructed during the reign of the Keshari dynasty. According to scholars, Pandit Nagendranath Mohapatras ‘Naganath Satakam’, it is one of the 12 yotir lingas. In the stotras of the ‘Awashyotirlinga’, one of the yotir linga is in the Daruka-Vana or Neem forest.

The Neem forest is still there in the premises. The temple is 99 km from Bhubaneswar on NH-42. Regular bus services connect Dhenkanal with Bhubaneswar, Cuttack Puri, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Raipur, etc.