Bindu Sarovara

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  • Address: Bindu Sagar, Old Town, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751002, Bhubaneshwar, India
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  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:45 Mins
  • Tags: Religious Site, Water Body, Family And Kids, Lake, Picnic Spot, Nature

Bindu Sarovara - Review

When you visit Lingaraja temple of Bhubaneshwar, on its north side you will come across this famous lake. The beautiful rocks that adorned the bank of the lake enhance its charm. At present, this lake has become a favorite spot for picnic.

On religious note, this lake is considered sacred because on a religious occasion, Lord Lingaraja (Lord Shiva’s idol) from the Lingaraja temple is brought here for a ritual bath. According to locals, taking a dip into the water of this lake will wash away all the sins of an individual and get him rid off all his diseases.

Sit for sometimes on the bank of this lake. The serene ambience of the place will surely revitalize your soul.

Bindu Sarovara Ticket Prices

  • Entry is free.

Bindu Sarovara Hours

  • You can visit the lake any time of the day.

How To reach Bindu Sarovara by Public Transport

  • By auto or by car from the centre of the city.

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  • Bindu Sarovara Address: Bindu Sagar, Old Town, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751002, Bhubaneshwar, India
  • Bindu Sarovara Timing: 24-hrs
  • Bindu Sarovara Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Bindu Sarovara(preferred time): 03:00 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Bindu Sarovara: 00:45 Mins
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Bindu Sarovara, Bhubaneshwar Reviews

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  • It could be smart city's pride,if well maintained by BMC. It has a very unclean surrounding. It is used for after funerals basically. Very close to Bindu Sugar, there I can see the Lingaraj Temple. My urge to Bhubaneswar Mpl. Corporation to make this place cleaned. A few temple structures inside Bindu Sagar, really they are eye catching.

  • "There is another history of Bhuvanesvara. One day Lord Siva was glorifying the beauty and greatness of this place, and Parvati was hearing from him: There is a pond here called Rohini-sarovera, and a person once fell into it and apparently died. The moment he left his body, however, he assumed a four-handed form and Garuda came and took him on his shoulders to the Lord's transcendental abode of Vaikuntha. This is the strength and potency of this particular place in Bhuvanesvara. After hearing this glorification, Parvati began roaming here, desiring to see the holy places, and she happened to learn of a very large Siva-linga. We took darsana of that linga, whose name is Lingaraja. Lingaraja is not merely a Siva-linga. He is really a linga of Hari-hara - Lord Visnu and Lord Siva together. We see in Sri Navadvipa-dhama, where they also live together, that the Deity of Hari-hara has three divisions. On one side is Hari, who is black, on the other side is Lord Siva, who is white, and in between there are three cracks representing Ganga, Yamuna, and Sarasvati. In Navadvipa that beautiful place is called Hari-hara-ksetra. Lord Siva and Lord Visnu, Hari are clearly separated by color and slightly by form, but at this place in Bhuvanesvara the Panda has to show which side is Lord Siva and which is Lord Visnu because the entire linga is dark and has a nonspecific shape. Parvati devi found one thousand beautiful white cows, and they began giving milk from their udders onto Lingaraja. Parvati was very satisfied with them because Krsna loves cows, and the cows were doing abhiseka of the linga who is also Visnu. She started herding those cows and became like a cowherd girl. Gradually, she and the cows entered a beautiful garden, which later became known as Ekamrakanana. This is where Siva left his trident and deerskin, and where he didn't know where Parvati was, when he ran away from Sudarsana cakra. Ananta Vasudeva Mandira and other important places were not visible at that time, as they are now. These places were simply in the form of forests, and Parvati was enjoying the beauty of those areas. Meanwhile, two very cruel demons, called Krti and Vas, became attracted to Parvati. They approached her, making propositions. She had been absorbed in the glory of this place, but now remembered her husband, Lord Siva. Lord Siva immediately appeared and asked, "What is the problem?" Parvati replied, "I am fascinated by the beauty of this place, and I don't want to leave. But these two demons are disturbing me. What should I do?" Lord Siva said, "These demons are very powerful because they have received many benedictions. They cannot be killed so easily, even by me. Yet, their time has come to be killed. Now you must make an arrangement so that they can be killed." Then in the form of that cowherd girl, Parvati told the demons, "Ok, I'm ready to accept your proposal, but there's a condition. You will have to fight each other, and whoever wins shall have me. He can put me on his shoulders and in this way help me to roam here." Hearing her words, both brothers began fighting each other. She then put her feet on both of their shoulders, increased her weight, and thus became Bhuvanesvari. She is Bhuvanesvari and Lord Siva is Bhuvanesvara (the male master of this place). When she increased her weight the demons were crushed and killed. After this she was tired. She lay down and told Lord Siva, "I'm thirsty. Can you please arrange some water for me?" Siva created a beautiful pond by his trident, but there was no water. He then invited all the personified pilgrimage places to come, and when they came he told them, "You should each give one drop of water to this pond." In Hindi, 'drop' is called bindu, and thus this beautiful pond became known as Bindu-sarovara. Lord Siva and Parvati both bathed in that pond, and Parvati gave the benediction that whoever takes bath in it will be able to see Ananta Vasudev and get the mercy of the Lord." From harikatha spoken at this place on October 5, 2001 by Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayan Gosvami Maharaja

  • Bindu Sagar lake, Bindu Sarovar also known as Ocean drop tank. This Secred Lake, located east of Ananta Vasudeva temple, in the city of Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. It's a beautiful place to visit. The legends says that this lake is created by Lord Shiva, by bringing water from all the holy places, to quench the thirst of Goddess Parvati. Hence, it is believed that, a deep in the Bindu Sagar lake would wash away all the sins and the devotees get rid of all their diseases, by drinking the holy water. This Sagar is 1300 feet long and 700 feet wide, large Bindu Sagar lake consists of a tiny island with several dieties in it. It is flourished with many aquatic flowers.

  • Cool place to Hangout with dear ones. But road is busy one.

  • Lots of memories with this place. Peaceful and holistic atmosphere.

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