Koilighughar water fall (Lakhanpur)

Located at a distance of 55 km from Jharsuguda in the Lakhanpur block near the village Kushmelbahal, Koilighughar is in a rivulet named Ahiraj which originates from the ‘Chhuikhanch’ forest. After the fall, the rivulet flows west wards to merge into the river ‘Mahanadi’.

Inside the fall there is a Shiva lingam known as ‘Maheswarnath’. The lingam is submerged in water and not ordinarily visible. If somebody tries to see it from inside the water in winter and summer the lingam is visible under the reflected sunlight, hence for the benefit of the pilgrims another Sivalingam has been created outside the waterfall. Every year a fair sits in Koilighughar on the occasion of Sivaratri.