Visit and Explore the more attraction in Huma Leaning Temple

The Huma Leaning temple to Lord Siva was built by Baliar Singh, the 5th King of Sambalpur. Huma is a place where people go to pray, and people from other places also go there to see the different kinds of fish in the river. On Sivratri, which is in March, a big fair is held at the foothill every year. Bimaleswar Siva is the presiding god worshiped there.

huma leaning temple
Huma Leaning Temple

How to Reach

  • By Air – Swami Vivekananda International Airport, Raipur (265 K.M) and Biju Pattnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar (300 K.M).Jharsuguda (50 K.M) & Air strip Jamadarpali (10 K.M).
  • By Train – Temple is around 25 kilometers form the nearest railway station Maneswar.
  • By Road– The distance from Sambalpur to Huma Temple is around 25 KM. Proceed your journey from ether Sambalpur city or Maneswar Station.Then Take the Sonpur-Sambalpur Road & reach Huma Village.

History on Huma Leaning Temple

People say that the first person to worship Siva was a milkman named Gauda, who crossed the Mahanadi every day to a spot on the bank where a rock stuck out of the ground. Here, he brought his daily share of milk, which the rock drank up right away.

Kudo Fish in Huma Leaning Temple

The unique fish that live here are called Kudo fish. People say that they are so tame that they will take sweets and other foods from the hands of people who are taking a bath near the temple. On happy days, they are called by their names and given the God’s food, called “prasad.” Here, no one tries to catch them because everyone thinks they belong to God.

What are Other Attraction in Huma Leaning Temple

Now, let’s talk about the main attraction, which is the way the temple is built. From the research and interviews our team did, no one was able to give a satisfactory answer. The thing that surprised me was that the main temple leaned in one direction and the smaller temples leaned in another. And inside the temple complex, or within the temple’s boundaries, everything, including the boundaries, was found to be tilted. Villagers and priests say that the tilt of the mountain hasn’t changed in the last 40 or 50 years. But the building is tilted, which could be because of geology. For example, the structure of the earth’s crust might not be even. Regarding the angle, it’s not possible to tell if the angle is getting steeper or not. For that, there should be a way to measure it so that it can be analysed very accurately, just like the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

FAQ / People Also Ask
  1. Why Huma Temple is famous?

Visitors have curosity to see the different kind of fish in the river called as Kudo fish and the leaning type of Built at Huma, Sambalpur, Odisha.

2. When was Huma leaning temple built?

This temple of presiding deity Shiva was built in 1670 AD by the ruler known as Baliar Singh who was the 5th ruler of the kingdom of Chauhan of Sambalpur, Odisha, India.

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